Sloane Stephens has come from being the lowest ranked player in her league to winning her first grand slam Championship; the U.S. Open title, after beating American contemporary Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0.
It’s incredible and very inspiring after she nurtured an injury while carrying bandage and clutches February this year, and now she’s here, wining the U.S. Open title!
Sloane Stephens achieved this feat on saturday 9th september 2017, after she beat the No. 15-seeded Madison Keys, her American contemporary, 6-3, 6-0, in just 61 minutes in the U.S. Open final.
Laughing outside the locker room shortly after Stephens’s victory, Murray said he would not have believed in May this result would come.
“You always expect to play well and try hard and give a good effort, which she has been doing very consistently,” he said. “So long as you do that, you put yourself in a position to win, but to win this many matches so soon, she’s blessed.”
“I should just retire now,” Stephens said during the trophy ceremony. “I told Maddie I’m never going to be able to top this. I mean, talk about a comeback.”
Maddie is Keys’s nickname, and though their first Grand Slam final was no classic, as the huge-hitting Keys repeatedly made errors from the baseline, it was certainly a touching occasion after it ended.
Stephens was exultant after clinching the victory, but she soon tempered her celebration, walking to the net and sharing an extended embrace and intense conversation with the emotional Keys, who was in tears.
I didn’t play my best tennis today and was disappointed, but Sloane, being the great friend she was, was very supportive,” Keys said, still fighting tears at the ceremony. “If there is someone I have to lose to today, I’m glad it’s her.”
Serena Williams will be proud yea?
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