Sloane Stephens

  • Sloane Stephens loses 6-4, 6-4 at Charleston event 02-04-2014 11:36 PM

    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 -...
  • Azarenka on track for a third consecutive Australian Open 20-01-2014 10:06 AM

    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...
  • Stephens, Isner hope to be fit for Australian Open 04-01-2014 02:16 PM

    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...
  • Isner, Stephens give US win at Hopman Cup 30-12-2013 01:53 PM

    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...
  • Wozniacki reaches Luxembourg semis; Stephens out 19-10-2013 08:48 AM

    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...
  • Wozniacki, Stephens in Luxembourg Open quarters 18-10-2013 08:17 AM

    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...
  • Wozniacki , Stephens win openers at Luxembourg 16-10-2013 09:05 AM

    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...
  • Sloane Stephens wins opener at Luxembourg Open 15-10-2013 11:02 PM

    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...
  • Voegele, Suarez Navarro reach semifinals in Linz 11-10-2013 10:18 PM

    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...
  • Sloane Stephens to join John Isner on US Hopman Cup team 08-10-2013 02:19 PM

    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...
  • US Open 2013: Serena Williams beats Stephens, reaches QF 02-09-2013 08:18 AM

    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...
  • Williams, Stephens to meet in 4th round at US Open 31-08-2013 11:01 AM

    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...
  • Sloane Stephens eases to round three at Flushing Meadows 29-08-2013 11:20 AM

    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...
  • Errani out; Wozniacki, Stephens, Kvitova in New Haven quarters 22-08-2013 08:49 AM

    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...
  • Wozniacki, Stephens reach second round at New Haven 20-08-2013 09:16 AM

    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 14-08-2013 09:23 AM

    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...
  • Sloane Stephens falls in 1st round at Citi Open 30-07-2013 10:26 AM

    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...
  • Bartoli beats Stephens to reach Wimbledon semis 03-07-2013 05:53 AM

    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...
  • Shocks leave last eight women dreaming of Wimbledon title 02-07-2013 11:15 AM

    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 01-07-2013 08:29 PM

    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...
  • Youzhny looms for Murray, Tomic booms 30-06-2013 08:35 AM

    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 29-06-2013 08:41 PM

    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...
  • Madison may hold keys to life after Serena Williams 26-06-2013 08:39 AM

    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...
  • Spiced up Stephens too hot for Hampton 25-06-2013 09:07 AM

    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...
  • Sharapova beats Stephens to reach French Open quarters 03-06-2013 11:51 PM

    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,...
  • Sloane Stephens edges Marina Erakovic to reach fourth round 01-06-2013 05:51 PM

    Paris: Sloane Stephens of the United States reached the French Open's fourth round for the second consecutive year with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory Saturday over 92nd-ranked Marina Erakovic, who was penalized a point in the third set for getting coached. The 17th-seeded Stephens won the last three games...
  • American Sloane Stephens opens Fed Cup vs Sweden 19-04-2013 11:36 PM

    Delray Beach: American Sloane Stephens, ranked 16th, will open the Fed Cup World Group Playoff tie against 54th-ranked Sophia Arvidsson of Sweden at the Delray Beach Tennis Center on Saturday. The second match on Saturday features world No. 1 Serena Williams of the US against 66th-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden....