Sloane Stephens, 19 years old, had established a meeting of the quarterfinals against Serena Williams at the Australian Open 2013. After recovering from a deficit is established, Stephens defeated his idol, Williams 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. With that, he won his ticket to his first semifinals of a Grand Slam.
Post your phenomenal race, and after making his breakthrough in Australia, Sloane was invited to the Show of Ellen DeGeneres and thought about beating his idol. Ellen asked how he was to defeat Serena, and Sloane said: “it Was strange to hit her”.
Before playing Serena in Melbourne, Sloane he performed two weeks ago in Brisbane and lost against her. After that game, Williams mentioned that Stephens could be “the best in the world one day.”
In the semi-finals of the mayor of Melbourne, Stephens has lost to the eventual champion and then world number one Victoria Azarenka.
The former number three in the world Sloane and Ellen struck up a conversation humorous. Growing up, the young american had the poster of Serena in her room. After you defeat her, Stephens thought in replace it with your own poster. When Ellen learned of this, gave Sloane a poster of him that said: “I Was on Ellen”.
WATCH: Sloane Stephens on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
In 2013, Sloane Stephens started the year ranked world number 38. After his success at the Australian Open, was ranked Top-20. Later, ended the year ranked world number 11.
The same year, at the US Open, Sloane and Serena went back to playing horns. This time it was in the fourth of the major tournament. And Williams took revenge for his defeat in the quarterfinals at the Aussie Open, and later was made with the crown in New York.
The great progress of Sloane Stephens Major came at the US Open in 2017, in which he defeated one of his closest friends, Madison Keys, in the end. That year, was ranked 83 in the world and became the champion of the US Open is the lowest in the history.