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Sloane Stephens Biography & Latest News

Sloane Stephens Biography

  • Sloane Stephens is an American professional tennis player. Her profile currently ranks world no. 25, as of January 13, 2013. She is also the youngest woman in the WTA top 40. She started playing tennis at the age of nine, when her mother introduced the sport to her. She has cited Kim Clijsters, and close friends Serena Williams and Venus Williams as her inspirations in tennis. Her records show that her breakthrough year was 2008 when she finished the US Open Junior doubles as runner-up. Stephens won the singles and doubles titles at Grade 1 USTA International Spring Championships. Stephens then captured the Grade A Italian Open singles title. She won the doubles title with Tímea Babos at the 2010 Junior Wimbledon Championship. Stephens played her first professional events on the ITF Circuit in late 2007. Stephens won a small ITF doubles tournament with partner Christina McHale in 2008. In May 2011 Stephens won the $50,000 2011 Camparini Gioielli Cup. She ended the year 2012 as the youngest player in the year-end top 50.

Sloane Stephens Latest News & Articles

Serena wins her 300th Grand Slam match

French Open Round-up: Rafael Nadal withdraws; Petra Kvitova shocked

The Spaniard was scheduled to play his third round match against Marcel Granollers on Saturday.

French Open: Five youngsters to watch in the women’s draw

Sloane Stephens and Daria Kasatkina are the youngsters who can make a serious impact. Who are the others?

Madrid Open Round-up: Roger Federer withdraws; Garbine Muguruza bites the dust

Upsets continue in the women's section of the Madrid Open as the event has now lost its top three seeds.

Sloane Stephens wins 3rd title of 2016 after beating Elena Vesnina in Charleston final

After a tough first set, it was smooth sailing for the 23-year-old American in the second.

5 best sporting performances from the week 3 April - 10 April

We chronicle 5 athletes and performances that stood out this week

WTA Charleston: Sloane Stephens wins her third title of the year

Stephens had earlier won titles this year at Auckland in January and at Acapulco in February

WTA Charleston: Vesnina, Stephens proceed to final as Kerber retires

Vesnina became the first ever qualifier to reach the final of the Volvo Car Open

Dominic Thiem edges past Bernard Tomic for Acapulco crown

Thiem thus ends the Latin American swing with two titles, having earlier won in Buenos Aires this month.

Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig through to the quarterfinals of Australian Open

Details from Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig win.

2016 Australian Open: Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna advance to the Mixed Doubles second round

However, it was the end of the road for Bopanna in men's doubles as he and his fourth-seeded Romanian partner Florin Mergea lost on Court 2.

5 tennis rivalries to look forward to in 2016

Genie in a bottle: What a lack of joy in tennis can do

The 'Bouchardian' drop. An opinion on how she can find her way back to the top.

World No. 1 Serena Williams fights to overcome heir apparent Sloane Stephens

One of the talked-about rivalries lived up to it's expectations by producing a match full of intrigue which World No. 1 Williams managed to clinch with a hard fought 1-6 7-5 6-3 win.

Serena Williams reaches French Open quarter-finals

The World No. 1 beat American Sloane Stephens 1-6,7-5,6-3 to move to the next stage of the tournament.
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