Sloane Stephens: My Grandfather

by: Sloane Stephens | December 02, 2015

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Grandfathers can do it all—just ask Sloane Stephens. (AP Photo)

The stars of our sport shared stories about their heroes, both in life and on the court, and how these idols shaped who they are today. For more "My Hero" submissions, click here.


My hero is my grandpa because he’s the best person who ever lived on this planet. I love him so much and he taught me everything that I know. He taught me how to read, how to garden, how to plant, how to cook, how to make bread, the colors of the rainbow, everything. Every Sunday we Face Time on his iPhone 6 Plus. Our talks aren’t about tennis, but he told me that I need to keep my racquet parallel to the net at all times.


Photo courtesy of Sloane Stephens

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