98 Facts About Sloane Stephens

1. At the 2018 Miami Open, Sloane Stephens showed a strong character of being a true champion with her spectacular display of talent and will.

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2. Sloane Stephens was the only woman in Top 30 under the age of 22.

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3. Sloane Stephens conquered Serena Williams in three sets to reach the semi-finals.

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4. Sloane Stephens lost in the quarterfinals at the 2010 Junior Wimbledon Championship.

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5. Sloane Stephens was born on the 20th of March 1993 in Plantation, Florida.

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6. Sloane Stephens is definitely one of the most prepared tennis female athletes in the world.

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7. Sloane Stephens was born to John Sloane Stephens and Sybil Smith, whom were both athletes.

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8. At the time, Sloane Stephens was just 19 and stunned onlookers by rallying on to win the final two sets and the match.

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9. Sloane Stephens has a brother, Shawn Farrell, who missed out on watching his sister play in the 2018 French Open final, because he lost his passport.

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10. In 2015, Sloane Stephens won the first of her WTA titles with the Citi Open.

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11. Sloane Stephens's finished her degree while recovering from foot surgery earlier in the year.

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12. In late 2017, Sloane Stephens graduated from Indiana University East with a bachelor's degree in communications studies.

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13. Sloane Stephens's started the Sloane Stephens Foundation, which helps build tennis courts and set up after-school tennis programs for underserved students in conjunction with supplemental tutoring.

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14. Sloane Stephens has worked with Soles4Souls, a charity that collects new and used shoes to give to children in poverty.

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15. Sloane Stephens's was a fan of the Williams sisters and kept a poster of Serena in her bedroom as a kid.

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16. Sloane Stephens is of Trinidadian descent through her maternal grandfather Noel Smith, who came to the United States from Trinidad to pursue a career as a doctor.

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17. Sloane Stephens's has appeared in television advertisements for Built with Chocolate Milk, a campaign to encourage chocolate milk as a recovery drink.

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18. Sloane Stephens's has reached a new career-high ranking at No 3 in the world.

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19. Sloane Stephens's became the first woman to be coached by Annacone.

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20. Sloane Stephens's demonstrated this type of mindset after her early 2014 US Open loss, saying, "I'm not gonna dwell on this.

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21. Sloane Stephens opened up her year losing two of her first three matches, losing to Johanna Konta in Brisbane and Yulia Putintseva in Sydney.

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22. Sloane Stephens's finished the season ranked No 6 in the world, her best year-end ranking to date.

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23. At the US Open, Sloane Stephens was unable to defend her title, losing to Anastasija Sevastova in the quarterfinals in a rematch of last year's meeting at this tournament in the same round.

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24. Sloane Stephens's finished runner-up at the Canadian Open to Halep, her second high-level Premier final of the year.

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25. Sloane Stephens's dismissed concerns about her form from the media, saying, "Everything's good.

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26. Sloane Stephens extended her losing streak to eight matches at the Australian Open.

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27. Sloane Stephens's became the lowest-ranked US Open champion ever, and the fifth-lowest at any Grand Slam tournament.

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28. Sloane Stephens entered the US Open at No 83 in the world, and still needed to use a protected ranking to be accepted into the main draw due to the entry deadline being over a month before the event.

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29. Sloane Stephens's lost her first two matches back, one to compatriot Alison Riske at Wimbledon, and the other to No 2 Simona Halep at the Citi Open.

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30. Sloane Stephens would win two more WTA titles during the season.

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31. At the Auckland Open, Sloane Stephens won her first tournament with the two of them together.

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32. Sloane Stephens's finished the season at No 30 in the world.

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33. Sloane Stephens's defeated No 21 Sam Stosur in the semifinals and won the final against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova while only dropping three games.

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34. Sloane Stephens's won the tournament without dropping a set for her first career WTA title.

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35. Sloane Stephens's reached the fourth round at the Indian Wells Open, where she lost a three-set match to world No 1 Serena Williams, who was returning from her long boycott of the tournament.

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36. Sloane Stephens returned from injury to start the season at the Auckland Open and the Hobart International, but lost in the second round at both tournaments.

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37. Sloane Stephens's played two singles matches and the decisive doubles rubber.

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38. Sloane Stephens's lost in the next round to No 15 Jelena Jankovic.

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39. Sloane Stephens's defeated four unseeded players to make her first Grand Slam tournament quarterfinal and set up her second clash with Williams that month.

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40. Sloane Stephens's entered the Australian Open seeded 29th, her first Grand Slam tournament as a seeded player.

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41. Sloane Stephens's ended up taking the rest of the year off to recover.

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42. Sloane Stephens's reached the third round at the Premier 5 Cincinnati Open, where she lost a tight match to world No 3 Agnieszka Radwanska.

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43. Sloane Stephens's won her first professional singles title at the Camparini Gioielli Cup, an ITF $50K event in Italy.

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44. Sloane Stephens's defeated Lucie Hradecka in her first career main draw match before losing to the defending champion, 12th-seeded Vera Zvonareva.

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45. Sloane Stephens's would lose in qualifying the next two years as well.

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46. Sloane Stephens reached at least the quarterfinals in each of the singles events.

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47. At the French Open, Sloane Stephens extended her main-draw win streak to 16 matches in a row to start the season, despite needing to qualify for the main draw, before losing to French junior Kristina Mladenovic in the semifinals.

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48. Sloane Stephens began competing in low-level events on the ITF Junior Circuit in 2006 at the age of 13.

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49. Sloane Stephens's began training at the Evert Tennis Academy founded by John Evert and run by his sister, International Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert.

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50. Sloane Stephens's started playing tennis at the age of nine at the Sierra Sport and Racquet Club, a tennis facility located across the street from her house where her stepfather regularly played and her mother was taking lessons.

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51. Sloane Stephens moved to her mother's hometown of Fresno in California at the age of two.

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52. Sloane Stephens's was raised by her mother and her stepfather, Sloane Stephens'sldon Farrell, who married Smith in 1997 and worked as a business consultant.

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53. Sloane Stephens's is enshrined in the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame and recognized as the greatest swimmer in the history of the university.

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54. Sloane Stephens was born on March 20, 1993 in Plantation, Florida to Sybil Smith and John Stephens, both of whom were accomplished athletes.

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55. Sloane Stephens's returned from injury in the middle of 2017 and won her first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open in just her fifth tournament back.

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56. Sloane Stephens's is currently ranked No 4 by the Women's Tennis Association, and achieved a career-best ranking of No 3 in the world in the summer of 2018.

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57. Sloane Stephens was born on March 20, 1993 and is an American professional tennis player.

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58. Sloane Stephens showed off impeccable touch and nerves to conquer Head's rather unusual challenge.

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59. Sloane Stephens recorded her fifth straight win over top seed Angelique Kerber to reach the semi-finals on her debut appearance in the WTA Finals in Singapore.

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60. Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens will miss next week's Fed Cup final against Czech Republic as defending champions United States are shorn of four of their top five players.

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61. Sloane Stephens is dating United States national soccer team player Jozy Altidore, who was one of her childhood friends from living in Florida.

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62. Sloane Stephens has previously signed a deal with the American Express credit card company and was formerly an endorser of the Listerine mouthwash product.

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63. Sloane Stephens uses Head rackets, specifically the Graphene XT Radical Pro model as of 2018.

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64. While working with Saviano, Sloane Stephens won her first WTA title, but did not manage to ascend back up the WTA rankings.

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65. Sloane Stephens replaced him with Paul Annacone, who is better known for coaching two of the greatest players in tennis history in Pete Sampras and Roger Federer.

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66. In June 2012, Sloane Stephens switched coaches to David Nainkin in order to try to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.

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67. Upon his recommendation, Sloane Stephens moved to Florida to train at an elite junior tennis academy.

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68. Sloane Stephens has an uncharacteristic style of play compared to her fellow top-ranked American contemporaries.

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69. In 2015, Sloane Stephens won the first set of their encounters at the Indian Wells Open and the French Open, but ultimately lost in three sets in both instances.

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70. In 2017, Sloane Stephens defeated Keys in the final of the US Open to win her first major title.

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71. Sloane Stephens became the first American female tennis player other than the Williams sisters to reach the WTA Finals since Lindsay Davenport in 2001.

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72. In the semifinals, Sloane Stephens won a rematch of the 2017 US Open final against Madison Keys, the first all-American semifinal there since 2002.

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73. Sloane Stephens finished the season ranked No 13 and was named WTA Comeback Player of the Year.

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74. Sloane Stephens closed out the tournament by defeating Keys in straight sets to win her first Grand Slam tournament title.

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75. Sloane Stephens had entered the month having never reached a semifinal at a high-level Premier tournament.

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76. Sloane Stephens was defeated by a top ten player in both semifinals, No 6 Caroline Wozniacki in Canada and No 2 Halep again in Cincinnati.

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77. In contrast to previous years where Sloane Stephens struggled at smaller tournaments while still doing well at bigger tournaments, she struggled at the Grand Slam tournaments and high-level Premier events in 2016.

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78. In the offseason, Sloane Stephens hired Kamau Murray to be her new coach.

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79. Sloane Stephens maintained a steady ranking all year, dropping no lower than No 45 while rising no higher than No 28.

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80. Sloane Stephens closed the European season with a third round appearance at Wimbledon.

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81. In her only grass-court tune-up, Sloane Stephens made it to the semifinals at the Eastbourne International.

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82. Sloane Stephens began 2014 at the Hopman Cup with John Isner.

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83. Sloane Stephens continued her Grand Slam tournament success at Wimbledon by making it to the quarterfinals, again without defeating a seeded opponent.

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84. Sloane Stephens was ready to return for the Australian hard court season.

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85. Sloane Stephens built on this momentum with a third round appearance in her Wimbledon main draw debut, which was highlighted by an upset of 23rd seed Petra Cetkovska.

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86. With this third round appearance, Sloane Stephens made her debut in the top 100 of the WTA rankings and became the youngest player in the top 100 at 18 years old.

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87. Sloane Stephens continued to climb the WTA rankings during the 2011 clay court season.

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88. In March 2010, Sloane Stephens qualified for the Indian Wells Open to make her WTA debut a week before turning 17.

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89. In the middle of 2009, Sloane Stephens participated in World TeamTennis as a member of the New York Buzz.

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90. Sloane Stephens received wild cards into the US Open qualifying rounds for three consecutive years.

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91. Sloane Stephens played her first professional events on the ITF Women's Circuit in late 2007.

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92. In 2010, Sloane Stephens partnered with Timea Babos to win the doubles title at all three majors in which they participated.

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93. Sloane Stephens began 2009 by winning her first two tournaments of the year, the Grade 1 USTA International Spring Championships and the Grade A Italian Open.

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94. At this point, Sloane Stephens switched to a new coach, Kamau Murray, under whom she returned to an elite level and won three WTA titles in the first half of 2016.

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95. Sloane Stephens moved to Florida to train at a tennis academy, ultimately working with Nick Saviano for many years.

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96. Sloane Stephens was the 2017 US Open champion, and has won six WTA singles titles in total.

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97. Sloane Stephens is an American professional tennis player.

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98. Sloane Stephens battled back from dropping the first set to love to reach the finals of the WTA Finals.

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