Sloane Stephens News
Coco Gauff, who shared an emotional on-court interview with Osaka after falling to her at the 2019 US Open, echoed Stephens’ comments. Japan’s Osaka left the claycourt Grand Slam on Monday after refusing to attend the mandatory post-match press conferences and revealing she had been suffering from bouts of depression for three years.
Serena Williams survived a third-round scare at the US Open to topple 2017 champion Sloane Stephens 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Williams, 38, dropped the first set but a dramatic fightback ensured that she kept alive her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. Serena is chasing her 7th US Open title and next faces Greek Maria Sakkari, who beat her in the third round of the Western & Southern Open just 10 days ago.
Serena Williams continues her push for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam when she takes on fellow American and 2017 champion Sloane Stephens in the third round. Williams has blitzed through the draw without dropping a set but faces a tricky third-round test against the 26th-seeded Stephens. Williams, 38, has defeated her 27-year-old compatriot in four straight matches since a defeat in the quarter-finals of the 2013 Australian Open.