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24-Year-Old Tennis Player Sloane Stephens Makes History!

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Cheers to girl power! Aside from the dynamic Williams sisters,  24-year-old Sloane Stephens becomes the first American woman to reach the US Open semi-finals since the year 2004.

This is quite interesting because the tennis star just recovered from a foot injury after taking 11 months off. Since her recovery, Stephens has managed to win 13 out of 15 matches. In a report, Sloane revealed…

”When I started my comeback at Wimbledon I could never even have dreamed that this could happen: making the semi-finals of my home slam. It’s indescribable. I just told myself to keep fighting. I have been staying so calm on the court. I knew I would get my opportunity. I had doubts, like a month ago, because I was worried about my protected ranking. But once I realised my life is good, I play tennis, I have fun, I was able to release a lot of stress. I was finally able to play, play loose, play my game and then, bam, here we are – in the semi-finals”

 

 

Sloane Stephens beat Anastasija Sevastova from Latvia to scoop the coveted title.

 

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