Sloane Stephens

  • 18th-seeded Sloane Stephens of US loses at Wimbledon June 23, 2014

    LONDON: Sloane Stephens' streak of reaching the second week at six consecutive Grand Slam tournaments ended Monday at Wimbledon with a 6-2, 7-6 (6) first-round loss to 109th-ranked Maria Kirilenko of Russia. Stephens saved five match points serving at 5-6, sending it to a tiebreaker where Kirilenko clinched the match after...
  • Sloane Stephens poised to make most of Williams sisters' exit May 29, 2014

    Paris: The sudden exit of the Williams sisters offers Sloane Stephens the chance to lift herself out of the American supporting cast at the French Open and prepare for the leading role. The 21-year-old reached the third round at Roland Garros on Thursday with a 6-1 6-3 defeat of Slovenia's Polona...
  • Stephens lifts US spirits at French Open, Ferrer powers on May 29, 2014

    In the absence of the Williams sisters, 15th seed Sloane Stephens raised American morale at the French Open by easing past Slovenian Polona Hercog 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the third round. Last year's runner-up David Ferrer of Spain, the fifth seed, bulldozed his way into the last 32 by...
  • Sloane Stephens loses in 1st round at Strasbourg International May 20, 2014

    France: Top-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States and second-seeded Alize Cornet of France were knocked out in the first round of the on Tuesday. Julia Goerges of Germany upset wild-card entry Stephens 6-3, 6-2, while Camila Giorgi of Italy overcame defending champion Cornet 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. Goerges, a semifinalist at the...
  • Nadal, Serena, Li Na advance to Madrid quarters May 8, 2014

    Madrid: Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams lined up Madrid Open quarterfinals against tough Czechs with straight-set wins on Thursday. Nadal's match on Friday should be more revealing. He hadn't lost a quarterfinal on clay in nine years until last month in Monte Carlo, and repeated in Barcelona. Returning to...
  • Sloane Stephens loses 6-4, 6-4 at Charleston event April 2, 2014

    Charleston: American Sloane Stephens lost 6-4, 6-4 to Elina Svitolina at the Family Circle Cup. The 18th-ranked Stephens was upset by the 19-year-old Svitolina, who is ranked a career-best No. 35 this week. Svitolina, who is from the Ukraine, earned her fourth career victory over a top 20 player - the...
  • Azarenka on track for a third consecutive Australian Open January 20, 2014

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka stayed on track for a third consecutive Australian Open title with a composed 6-3 6-2 victory over 13th-seed Sloane Stephens in the fourth round on Monday. With third seed Maria Sharapova and world number one Serena Williams both losing in the fourth round, Azarenka has firmed as favourite...
  • Stephens, Isner hope to be fit for Australian Open January 4, 2014

    Perth: Americans Sloane Stephens and John Isner are confident of playing in the Australian Open despite withdrawing from their final Hopman Cup matches against the Czech Republic with injuries. Stephens retired Friday with a sore left wrist after losing the first set of her match to Petra Kvitova 6-3. She'll have...
  • Isner, Stephens give US win at Hopman Cup December 30, 2013

    Brisbane: Sloane Stephens and John Isner won their matches to give the United States a winning start at the Hopman Cup on Monday and virtually end Spain's chances in the international mixed team competition. Stephens, who beat Serena Williams en route to the 2013 Australian Open semifinals, won nine of the...
  • Wozniacki reaches Luxembourg semis; Stephens out October 19, 2013

    Luxembourg: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark defeated Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Luxembourg Open. After both players struggled to hold serve at the start, Wozniacki had the only break of the third set to clinch the win. She will face the...
  • Wozniacki, Stephens in Luxembourg Open quarters October 18, 2013

    Luxembourg: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki beat two-time finalist Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the Luxembourg Open on Thursday. Wozniacki joined second-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States, who advanced by beating Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 7-5, 6-4. Sabine Lisicki made it a perfect day for the...
  • Wozniacki , Stephens win openers at Luxembourg October 16, 2013

    Luxembourg: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark struggled to a 6-3, 7-6 (2) win over local favorite Mandy Minella to reach the second round of the Luxembourg Open on Tuesday. Second-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States made lighter work of her day as she beat 2009 champion and Swiss wild card...
  • Sloane Stephens wins opener at Luxembourg Open October 15, 2013

    Luxembourg: Second-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States beat 2009 champion and Swiss wild card Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 6-3 to advance into the second round of the Luxembourg Open on Tuesday. Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark opened her campaign in the WTA event late Tuesday. Two seeds fell: No. 4 Kirsten Flipkens...
  • Voegele, Suarez Navarro reach semifinals in Linz October 11, 2013

    Linz: Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland won the last five games to beat second-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies on Friday. The 12th-ranked Stephens lost a 5-2 lead in the opening set before converting her ninth set point in the tiebreaker. Voegele used one...
  • Sloane Stephens to join John Isner on US Hopman Cup team October 8, 2013

    Perth: Sloane Stephens will join former champion John Isner on the US team for the 2014 Hopman Cup, the annual international mixed team tennis tournament. The 20-year-old Stephens, who upset Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals to start 2013, has improved 26 places in the rankings to No. 12 this...
  • US Open 2013: Serena Williams beats Stephens, reaches QF September 2, 2013

    New York: Taking eight of the last nine games, defending champion Serena Williams returned to the US Open quarter-finals by beating Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-1 in a fourth-round match between the two top Americans. The 20-year-old Stephens, one of only three players to beat Williams this season, matched the world No....
  • Williams, Stephens to meet in 4th round at US Open August 31, 2013

    New York: Yet to be challenged even a tiny bit at this US Open, Serena Williams now gets a sure-to-be-hyped match against one of only three women to beat her all year, Sloane Stephens. From the moment the women's draw came out at Flushing Meadows, it was clear which potential fourth-rounder...
  • Sloane Stephens eases to round three at Flushing Meadows August 29, 2013

    New York: Sloane Stephens' second-round match at the US Open did not get started until nearly midnight, and the 15th-seeded American made sure she got off the court in a hurry. Stephens needed only 58 minutes to reach the third round at Flushing Meadows for the second time by beating 38th-ranked...
  • Errani out; Wozniacki, Stephens, Kvitova in New Haven quarters August 22, 2013

    New Haven: Top-seeded Sara Errani fell to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 on Wednesday at the New Haven Open, while Caroline Wozniacki, defending champion Petra Kvitova and Sloane Stephens advanced to the quarter-finals. Errani, ranked No. 5 in the world, became the fifth of the tournament's eight seeds to lose in...
  • Wozniacki, Stephens reach second round at New Haven August 20, 2013

    New Haven: Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the second round of the New Haven Open when Peng Shuai was forced to retire while up a set on the four-time tournament champion on Monday night. Peng was leading 6-2, 1-3 when the chair umpire announced the Chinese player could not continue due...
  • Stephens makes giant kill in Cincinnati, ousts Sharapova August 14, 2013

    Mason, Ohio: Maria Sharapova's return to play a WTA tournament after more than a month away was short-lived following an upset loss to 17th-ranked American Sloane Stephens 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the second round of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. In a match that lasted 2 hours and...
  • Sloane Stephens falls in 1st round at Citi Open July 30, 2013

    Washington: Coaches often tell players to practice the way you play. That strategy didn't work out for Sloane Stephens. Playing her first match since Wimbledon, the No. 2-seeded Stephens fell to Olga Puchkova 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Citi Open on Monday. "Leading up, I didn't practice that...
  • Bartoli beats Stephens to reach Wimbledon semis July 3, 2013

    London: Marion Bartoli of France eliminated the last US player at Wimbledon on Tuesday, reaching her third Grand Slam semi-final by beating Sloane Stephens 6-4, 7-5 in a rain-interrupted, break-filled match. The 15th-seeded Bartoli, the 2007 runner-up at the All England Club, was leading 5-4 with Stephens serving at deuce when...
  • Shocks leave last eight women dreaming of Wimbledon title July 2, 2013

    Eight women from eight different countries will walk through the gates of the All England Club on Tuesday harbouring genuine title hopes following a Wimbledon wipeout of the headline attractions. Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova, Wimbledon champion in 2011, and China's Li Na, French Open winner in the same year,...
  • Stephens beats Puig to reach Wimbledon quarters July 1, 2013

    London: Sloane Stephens of the US reached her second Grand Slam quarter-final of the year, beating 19-year-old Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Monday at Wimbledon. The 17th-seeded Stephens is the last American singles player left at the grass-court tournament. She finished her 2-hour, 4-minute victory shortly after...
  • Youzhny looms for Murray, Tomic booms June 30, 2013

    London: Russian Mikhail Youzhny loomed on Andy Murray's horizon and Australian Bernard Tomic hurtled back on to the grand slam radar as an unpredictable Wimbledon neared its halfway point on Saturday. Youzhny, the 20th seed, beat Viktor Troicki in straight sets to reach the last 16 while bad-boy Tomic continued...
  • Sloane Stephens into Wimbledon's 4th round for 1st time June 29, 2013

    London: Sloane Stephens of the U.S. reached Wimbledon's fourth round for the first time, coming back to close out an uneven 7-6 (3), 0-6, 6-4 victory over 196th-ranked qualifier Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic on Saturday in a match suspended the night before because of darkness. They resumed at the...
  • Madison may hold keys to life after Serena Williams June 26, 2013

    London: It is tempting to classify American women's tennis in recent years as Serena Williams... full stop. Such has been the 31-year-old's dominance that watching how her compatriots, even sister Venus these days, fare at grand slams has been rendered academic. On Tuesday, however, 18-year-old Madison Keys underlined that the former...
  • Spiced up Stephens too hot for Hampton June 25, 2013

    London: Rising American Sloane Stephens has taken quite a liking to Wimbledon's grasscourts - and a local curry house. After reaching the third round at the All England Club last year the 20-year-old began her second Wimbledon campaign with a display that was too hot for compatriot Jamie Hampton. The 17th seed's...
  • Sharapova beats Stephens to reach French Open quarters June 3, 2013

    Paris: Defending champion Maria Sharapova returned to the French Open quarter-finals by beating 17th-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States 6-4, 6-3 Monday. The second-seeded Sharapova handled Stephens' strong serve well, accumulating 12 break points and converting four. In 2012, Sharapova completed a career Grand Slam at the French Open, adding that...