Sloane Stephens becomes tennis, Twitter sensation
MELBOURNE, Australia — Sloane Stephens wiped away tears as she thought about hanging a poster of herself on a wall in the place of her childhood hero. The 19-year-old American seemed to be in shock, barely able to compute how she’d produced the upset of the Australian Open by beating 15-time major winner Serena Williams in the quarterfinals Wednesday. It was her first trip that far in seven Grand Slam tournaments. A poster of Williams had adorned the wall on Stephens’ bedroom as a child. Now, in her view, they’re peers. “This is so crazy,” Stephens said in a post-match …
Serena Williams loses to Sloane Stephens at Australian Open
It's the first loss since Aug. 17 for the 15-time Grand Slam event winner, who plays through a back problem but falls to the American teenager, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. It's the first loss since Aug. 17 for the 15-time Grand Slam event winner, who plays through a back problem but falls to the American teenager, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.
A Grand Slam Entrance
It was Sloane Stephens' first Big Show moment, and the 19-year-old American made the most of it with a stunning 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 upset of Serena Williams, says Jon Wertheim.
Serena Williams is out of the Australian Open. Nineteen-year-old Sloane Stephens ended the veteran's run with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 win to advance to her first Grand Slam semifinal.
Serena Williams through to 4th round in Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Serena Williams stayed on track for a third consecutive Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-3 win Saturday over Ayumi Morita in the third round of the Australian Open.
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