Sloane Stephens

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Sloane Stephens (born March 20, 1993) is an American professional tennis player. She is currently ranked at a career-best No. 4 in the world by Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Stephens is the reigning US Open champion.

Born to athletic parents with backgrounds in collegiate swimming and professional American football, Stephens was first introduced to tennis at the club across the street from her house in Fresno, California. Her stepfather was a competitive recreational tennis player and served as her primary inspiration for beginning to play the sport. Stephens moved to Florida to train at a few different tennis academies, ultimately working with Nick Saviano for many years. She developed into a promising junior player, reaching a career-high ITF junior ranking of world No. 5 and winning three out of four Grand Slam girls' doubles titles in 2010 alongside her partner TΓ­mea Babos.

While still just 19 years old, Stephens rose to prominence on the WTA Tour at the 2013 Australian Open with a semifinal run highlighted by an upset of then world No. 3 Serena Williams. Although she climbed to as high as No. 11 towards the end of that year, she later regressed and stayed steadily ranked outside the top 25 through the end of 2015. Stephens once again appeared to begin realizing her potential in 2016 when she won three WTA titles in the first half of the season. Her successful year was then cut short by a foot injury that kept her sidelined for eleven months.

Stephens triumphantly returned from her injury in the middle of 2017 and reached consecutive Premier 5 semifinals before winning her first career major championship at the US Open. She became the first American to win a Grand Slam title in women's singles apart from the Williams sisters since Jennifer Capriati in 2002. She was also awarded WTA Comeback Player of the Year for her successful comeback season. In 2018, Stephens also won her first Premier Mandatory title at her hometown tournament, the Miami Open, and reached a second Grand Slam final at the French Open.

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All dressed up, now just need to figure out where to go πŸ€”

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5 days ago

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Comment below to guess where I’m headed ✈️ ... See moreSee less

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Gorgeous...To London...all the best at Wimbledon...will be rooting for you

You are heading to UK to prepare yourself for Wimbledon by playing grass tournaments . After winning Wimbledon it straight to SA to thank us for supporting you . Good luck girl May God give you strength to win Wimbledon.

Hoping for the date you promised me a while back. Lol looking amazing!!!

Wimbledon and a grass pre-tournament

I know is for the best so have a safe and mercy journey.

Pls come back with the Wimbledon trophy, praying for success and Good luck, plus injury free, remain bless

The grass....England!! Good luck, the best for you, beautiful!!😘

Hopefully to my beautiful country. See you at Wimbledon.

London, For Wimbledon. I will be watching. Good Luck

You're headed for the next gram slam which is London. Good luck

Your headed for number one in the world, just stay focused !!!

Beautiful Queen headed for another chip!!

Rainy England, I am afraid to say my dear!

Wimbledon.... beautiful....good luck dearπŸ€—

DRINKS WITH ME...GOOD LUCK LOVE 4EVER JACK!!!

your going to compete for the flavor of love....goodluck

Of course I hope to see you at the Wimbledon

To meet me for our next holiday tripπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„.just gorgeous 😍

Sloane Stephens Well, I hear you are coming to #Washington #DC to compete in the #CitiOpen in July. Great line-up incl local #Tiafoe, #Tsitsipas #MadisonKeys & #Monfils Awesome/See You There!

Another Grand Slam loading...Wimbledon it is.

Where ever it is, REPRESENT! We love you!

To win your next Grand Slam final on Margaret Court at Wimbledon. I would love to be there to see it live. I’ve got the PASSPORT but lack the πŸ’ΈβœˆοΈπŸ›πŸ“πŸ₯›πŸΏ I am praying for youπŸ‘πŸΎ

On vacation? Afterwards Wimbledon, than the U.S. Open? I'm just saying.

London,,,, best of luck!!!! Love your outfit

Good morning.. Sloane beauty.... Good luck....go and wine

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1 week ago

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My mom. She's had MS for over 20 years and lives a full life. Her strength was strongest the weekend my brother and I received our Master's degrees from two different universities. She was in the hospital on Thursday and made it to both graduations Friday and Saturday. Doctors asked her not to travel, but she said there was no way she'd miss us receiving our diplomas. She asked what she needed to do to be released, and made it through both days. I don't think I could have done it. When I asked her how she did, she said there was no question, she'd be there for both. She is a small woman with alot of strength. I'm lucky to have such a strong woman in my life! I love my mom!

you are the best

Nice m machaallah et courage pour la vie bb

Naomi

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Tina Turner!

Sloan

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2 weeks ago

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couldn’t decide if the lighting was better inside or outside πŸ˜³πŸ˜‡ ... See moreSee less

couldn’t decide if the lighting was better inside or outside πŸ˜³πŸ˜‡

 

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Both...you are so beautiful....keep on shining

What a gorgeous,shining with that smile ☺😍

Simply Beautiful and definitely feeling that wonderful smile

You look beautiful in any light condition, because you're a brightly glowing Champion!

Beautiful in sunshine or night

Both....just beautiful!

Nothing to decide! Both terrific pictures of an outstanding young lady!

You're beautiful on the inside!

Any light you're in ,you're gorgeous keep it up.

Beautiful either way πŸ’•

Beautiful & always looking positive.

You are beautiful! Love your dimples.

Both photos are beautiful

Inside you looked fantastic πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Thank you Sloane God bless baeutiful best namaste

Beautiful picture Sloane

Just beautiful either way!!

Simply Gorgeous sweetheart

Inside or outside you are a Beautiful Queen

Beautiful Pictures Sloane πŸ‘

You are beautiful in any light Sloane!!

the light on your pretty face is beautiful everywhere😘

Love the background outside !

Beautiful wherever you are....😊

Either one with that great smile

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2 weeks ago

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12 RG TITLES!!??? Insanely impressive - what a legend. Congrats Rafa Nadal πŸ†πŸ‘πŸΎ save some for the rest of us πŸ˜‚ #RG19 ... See moreSee less

12 RG TITLES!!??? Insanely impressive - what a legend. Congrats Rafa Nadal πŸ†πŸ‘πŸΎ save some for the rest of us πŸ˜‚ #RG19

 

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I love you both! Congratulations Rafa!!! Now on to win Wimbledon!!! Good Luck to you both!

Kudos Rafa. U are a true champion on clay as well as in general. Keep it up. Nice pic Sloane

Congratulations Rafa Nadal! You are truly the undisputed "King of the Clay"! And one of the Greatest tennis players of all time! And Sloan Stephen's you look fabulous! You had a good run on the clay. See ya at Wimbledon on the grass!😘

I am proud of you

I love MY federer, but Great Job Nadal, hey Sloane

Congratulations Rafa!!!!❀ YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!!πŸ‘ŠπŸ·

Way to go Rafa you are the best

Undeniably the king of clay indeed. Congratulations Rafa!!!!!!!

Great Sloane Stephens said it all. Congratulations Rafa

Beautiful snap

Congratulations my boy. My number 1 tennis player proud of you.

Congratulations KING

RAFA! CONGRATULATIONS! βœ¨πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽˆπŸ† TENNIS LEGEND. 🎾

Beautiful picture. Congrats to Nadal!

Congratulations again!πŸŽΎπŸ‘πŸ‘

Congratulations. Very nice picture.

CONGRATULATIONS and Congratulations Rafa!!!

I am proud of you

Congrats Rafa!

Congratulations Rafa, the clay court KING πŸ‘‘

A picture says a 1000 words, lovely.

Congratulations Rafa! Good luck sloane

Great and beautiful Sloane. Bravo

Great photo!!!

Love this pic. Congrats KING OF CLAY

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3 weeks ago

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Grateful for more memories here - ROLAND-GARROS will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you Paris. You win or you learn, but you never lose. #RG19 ... See moreSee less

Grateful for more memories here - ROLAND-GARROS will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you Paris. You win or you learn, but you never lose. #RG19

 

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You are always shining bright dear Sloane πŸ’›

Congratulations on your great performance at Roland Garros! ❀️I spoke to you at Indian Wells after you had the kids camp and said you were amazing! Something I would like to share.... by feeling your CORE/belly button follow the ball and opponent 24/7 helps one to stay calm in their power and follow the ball no matter how hard it is hit at you! For what it is worth, I too have played tennis over the years and now golf where at 60 plus years finding your power and centre is important! πŸ’–πŸŒΉ

You're amazing sweetheart!

You are great and getting greater.

You did fantastic job but was a bit slow this time. Wishing more success next. Wimbledon will atone for RG 19.

You are divine....you are great.... always stay positive....much love to you dear πŸ€— 🌺

Rooting for you at Wimbledon. You're my fav.

Congratulations Stephens. You may not have won the game but you won a guy. I watched tour games and noticed some weakness that Konta took advantage of. Don't know if you need outsiders contribution/criticism. If you do, ask me to share😊

You are amazing luv! God bless!πŸ’•πŸ’ž

raise your head high we are proud of your performance and I hope you will do better next time.

This match was a learn event, Sloane. Take a brake and enjoy Paris along with Madison. The city is full of culture and fashion, along other things.

Love you always happy

Sloane is truly amazing and wonderful !

you will get it next time. I am still Proud of you ❀️

I was watching and cheering for you all the way. Such a gracious player. Always a fan

You play with so much heart! πŸ’“ Your sportsmanship sets you above your peers; and you look like a million bucks! Take a much deserved rest and ready for the next Major! GO SLOANE! πŸ˜‰

Great saying that you posted. Always stay positive.

I was sad to see you go. I Look forward to the many wins in your future. Take care!

The essence of competition is to learn. No one is petfect and this is why there's a winner as someone takes advantage of another's mistake. Today wasn't ours but as indicated, we learnt a lesson. Congratulations girl. You're a great competitor

Experience gained I'm so proud of you...Champ

Thank you for these thrilling moments, and you’re welcome anytime πŸ₯°

Never lose!! I love you, be great always

So sorry abt the result. I would've liked for you to hold the trophy and the cheque. I must say your play has improved tremendously. Wishing you a better tourney at the next Majors.

Congratulations Beautiful Queen may he continue to bless you shine bright !

Beautiful, keep it moving. You did well.

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