Sloane Stephens is an aggressive American baseliner, who has produced her best tennis in Grand Slam events. At the age of 19, Stephens upset Serena Williams in the 2013 Australian Open quarterfinals to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal where she fell to world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. The result vaulted Stephens into the Top 20 for the first time; she debuted at No. 17 on January 28, 2013. Five months later, Stephens advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time, losing to eventual-champion Marion Bartoli. Sloane's father, John Stephens, was an NFL player killed in a car accident on September 1, 2009. Sloane's mother, Sybil Smith, made history in 1988 at Boston University when she became the first African American female swimmer to earn first team Division I all-American honors. Stephens' serve, heavy forehand, athleticism and willingness to finish points at net make her one of the game's top young prospects.
Sloane Stephens Tournament History