“Rehab, Slow and Steady”: Sloane Stephens Trains Hard Ahead of US Open 2021

Published 07/16/2021, 5:12 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 04: Sloane Stephens of the United States celebrates a point during the women’s singles quarter-final match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia on Day Nine of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


After the successful completion of the grass-court season, while some are practicing for the Tokyo Olympics 2021, others have begun training really hard for the upcoming hard-court season. Interestingly, former US Open champion, Sloane Stephens, has also started her training ahead of the US Open 2021.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Sloane Stephens recently posted a video on her official Twitter handle. In it, one can see her working really hard in a gym in the presence of her trainer. She is doing some quite tough training in order to improve her physical strength and fitness.

Stephens can be seen picking and dropping a huge tire. The exercise is helpful for the leg muscles and also involves the use of the hand muscles in order to move the huge tire ahead.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“Rehab, slow and steady,” tweeted Stephens along with the video.

With this, Stephens is even trying to hint her opponents that even though she is not in the best of her form at the moment, they should not take her lightly.

Watch This Story: How Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, and Others Travel

Sloane Stephens in the 2021 tennis season

Stephens has had a pretty poor season so far. She got off to a poor start as she lost in the very first round of the Australian Open 2021. It was only at the Miami Open 2021 where she won the first her first match on tour this year after four consecutive losses in four different tournaments. However, in Miami too, she lost after winning the first match.

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

She certainly improved her performance during the clay-court season as she ended up at the quarter-finalist at the Charleston Open 2021, semi-finalist at the Parma Open 2021, and even managed to reach the pre-quarters of the French Open 2021.

She played two really great matches at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 before losing to Ludmilla Samsonova in the third round of the Grand Slam.

Even though it hasn’t been a great year for the American player, fans still back her and believe in her. Will she be able to win her second Grand Slam title at the US Open 2021?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

“Best Buds”: Sloane Stephens Reveals her Best Friends on WTA Tour

5 months ago

 

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Anshul Singh

1113 articles

Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT