After doing the damn thing against Venus Williams in the semifinal, Sloane Stephens crushed Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 this afternoon to win the U.S. Open Women’s Final, her first Grand Slam victory.
QUEENS, N.Y.—It was after 10 p.m. in interview room one, in the basement of Arthur Ashe stadium, and Sloane Stephens was dutifully answering questions about her three-set U.S. Open semifinal win over Venus Williams. The press conference would go longer than usual, a PR guy said, because there would be no pre-final…
After the first set, Sloane Stephens’s U.S. Open semifinal against Venus Williams looked like it was going to be easy. She won smoothly, 6-1, in just 24 minutes. With 17 unforced errors, Williams was all over the place. This looked like it would be over soon.
For the first time since 1985, a major event will feature an all-American women’s semifinal.
CoCo Vandeweghe, Madison Keys, Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens: Half of the remaining players in the U.S. Open are Americans, and as the draw is set up, it could be an all-American semifinal on Thursday. You should root for Sloane Stephens.
40th-ranked Sloane Stephens upset 15-seed Venus Williams 7-6, 6-1 in their first round match at the French Open on Monday.
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This evening, Serena Williams plays 19-year-old American phenom Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The two played for the first time just three weeks ago in Brisbane, when No. 3 Williams cruised past No. 25 Stephens, 6-4, 6-3. But tonight's match has something of a different tenor to it, in…