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SLOANE STEPHENS

United States

Road to Singapore

12th

SINGLES

D.O.B.
Mar 20
1993
Height
5' 7"
1.70 m
Weight
135 lbs.
61 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
Personal
Coached by Kamau Murray ... Mother is Sybil Smith; brother is Shawn Farrell ... Favorite surface is clay ... Started playing at age 9 when mother introduced her to the sport.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (5): 2017 - US Open; 2016 - Auckland, Acapulco, Charleston; 2015 - Washington DC.

DOUBLES
Finalist (1): 2017 - Washington DC (w/Bouchard).

ADDITIONAL
US Fed Cup Team 2012-14; US Olympic Team, 2016.
Career Review
2015 - Second-best season to date (finishing No.30); won one WTA title at Washington DC (d. Pavlyuchenkova in final); SF twice at Strasbourg (l. to Stosur) and Eastbourne (l. to A.Radwanska); QF twice at Miami (l. to Halep) and Seoul (l. to Sasnovich); reached 4r twice (incl. Roland Garros), 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r six times; fell 1r six times (incl. other two majors).

2014 - Another Top 40 season (finishing No.37); QF twice at Indian Wells (l. to Pennetta) and Birmingham (l. to Zhang); reached 4r twice (Australian Open and Roland Garros), 3r three times and 2r five times (incl. US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. Wimbledon); struggled w/left wrist injury during season (withdrew from Sydney and Beijing).

2013 - Near-Top 10 season (finishing No.12); went 15-4 at majors, reaching first Grand Slam SF at Australian Open (l. to Azarenka), 4r at Roland Garros (l. to Sharapova), another Grand Slam QF at Wimbledon (l. to Bartoli) and 4r at US Open (l. to S.Williams); went 24-19 at all other events, highlighed by SF at Hobart (l. to Vesnina) and five QFs at Brisbane, Brussels, New Haven, Linz and Luxembourg; reached 4r once, 3r four times and 2r four times (incl. Doha - l. to Koukalova 46 76(5) 76(5); held 4mp - 3mp at 64 53, 1mp at 64 54); fell 1r three times; made Top 20 debut on January 28 (after Australian Open; rose from No.25 to No.17) and set career-high No.11 on October 21.

2012 - First Top 40 season (finishing No.38); SF twice at Strasbourg (l. to Schiavone) and Washington DC (l. to Rybarikova); reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r four times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and 2r four times (incl. Australian Open and Indian Wells - l. to Kerber 26 75 64; led 62 51 w/mp); fell 1r six times (incl. Carlsbad - l. to Oudin 16 76(6) 60; held 2mp at 6-4 in second set tie-break) and in qualifying three times; made Top 50 debut on July 9 (rose from No.59 to No.49); withdrew from Seoul, Beijing, Osaka and Luxembourg w/abdominal injury.

2011 - First Top 100 season; QF at Carlsbad; reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r twice; fell 1r five times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying seven times (incl. other two majors); made Top 100 debut on September 12 (after US Open; rose from No.106 to No.89); withdrew from Guangzhou and Osaka w/left wrist injury; was youngest player in year-end Top 100 (at No.97; only 18-year-old, all other players 19 or older).

2010 - Played first three WTA main draws (2r twice, 1r once); fell in qualifying three times (incl. US Open).

2009 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times (incl. US Open).

2008 - Played first WTA qualifying at Miami and US Open; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Brazil.
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