Sloane Stephens Unveils Best Moment of Her Tennis Career

Published 04/18/2021, 7:17 AM EDT
Sloane Stephens of the United States celebrates winning match point in her third round match against Petra Martic of Croatia during day five of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


Sloane Stephens didn’t begin her clay-court season on a high note. Even though she reached the quarterfinals of the Charleston Open 2021, she failed to win her match against Veronika Kudermetova there. The Russian simply thrashed her in straight sets, winning the match 6-3, 6-4.

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Former World No.3 Stephens is quite active on her social media. She recently put an ‘Ask Me Anything’ story on her Instagram handle. One of the interesting questions she received asked her about the best moment in her tennis life so far.

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Unsurprisingly, it is her US Open 2017 triumph that she hold most dearly. She simply posted a picture of herself with the Grand Slam title. Surprisingly, the US Open 2017 remains her first and only Major to date.

Sloane Stephens and her US Open 2017 campaign

Sloane Stephens didn’t have an easy draw at the US Open 2017. She faced the current no.1 Ashleigh Barty in the third round but crushed her in straight sets.

The journey ahead was full of challenges as she met Julia Gorges in the fourth round and then defeated Anastasija Sevastova in the quarters. Following that came a fearsome test in the form of 7-time Grand Slam champion, Venus Williams, in the semifinals.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Sloane Stephens of the United States poses with the championship trophy during the trophy presentation after the Women’s Singles finals match on Day Thirteen of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2017, in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Sloane Stephens defeated Madison Keys in the second set with a score of 6-3, 6-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Stephens completely dominated the first set and won it 6-1. However, Williams made an incredible comeback and bagel’d Stephens in the next set. Just when everyone thought that it was over for Sloane as Venus had the momentum, she won the deciding set 7-5 to enter into her first Grand Slam final.

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In the finals, Stephens steamrolled over counterpart Madison Keys and lifted her maiden Grand Slam title. She even finished as the runner-up at the French Open 2018, losing the final to the current World No.3 Simona Halep.

Fans still have huge expectations from the 28-year-old Sloane Stephens. Will she be able to succeed at the upcoming French Open 2021?

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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.

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