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.