‘Love Quiet Time’ – Sloane Stephens Takes a Major Step to Spread the Importance of Mental Well-Being

Published 07/01/2022, 4:04 PM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 3, 2021 Sloane Stephens of the U.S. celebrates after winning her second round match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens is one of the most athletic female tennis players on the WTA tour. Nowadays, apart from staying physically fit, she also focuses on staying mentally fit.

In the past, she talked about the importance of mental health in various interviews. Recently, WTA collaborated with Modern Health to show the importance of both physical and mental of tennis players. In the first episode, we saw Stephens talking about her experience with self-care, and mental well-being.

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Sloane Stephens talks about self-care

During a recent interview with WTA, 29-year-old American tennis player Sloane Stephens talked about implementing various techniques in her life to stay healthy. I love self-care; I love taking care of myself. I think like for me the biggest thing is feeling good. Obviously, when you play a sport, you travel all the world like the feelings that you feel when you are traveling are very important like when you are away from home, like managing that,” Stephens said. 

“I love like meditating; I love just like stretching with my trainer; I love quiet time. Those are all things that I have kind of implemented into my work life… when I feel super anxious or I feel like overwhelmed, I like to do like deep breathing meditation, that helps me a lot just personally. Like when the anxiety gets high… I need to take a minute and I always tell my coaches, my team, I need a break, because my heart is racing… I love deep breathing and I love making my team do it,” Stephens further said. 

It is worth noting that Stephens’ mother is a psychologist. So, in the past, she talked about learning a lot from her mom about the importance of mental well-being. Since childhood, she has been focusing on those aspects of her life, which made her a great champion today.

Stephens had a poor Wimbledon Championships 2022

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Earlier, Stephens had a pretty decent French Open 2022, as she reached the quarter-final in Paris. After that, many thought she would do well in the grass-court season as well. However, she lost in the opening round of the Wimbledon Championships 2022 to the Chinese player Qinwen Zheng.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Sloane Stephens of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova REUTERS/Paul Childs

Despite that disappointment, she is now focusing on the next Grand Slam event and possibly her favorite one, i.e. the US Open. The tournament will start at the end of August.

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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