Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sloane Stephens Wins US Open Final, Gives Credit To Her Mum

Sloane Stephens has won the US Open, beating Madison Keys in the final on Saturday, 6-3, 6-0. It’s Stephens’ first ever Major title

The 24-year-old was ranked No. 934 in the world last month and entered the tournament ranked 83rd, but she shocked everyone with the best two weeks of her career.

Stephens will earn $3,700,000 for winning the US Open, nearly doubling her career prize money entering the tournament.

She took time to thank the one person who has supported her the most.

"We've been on such a journey together. My mom is incredible," Stephens said after winning her first U.S. Open title. "I think parents don’t get enough credit. When I was 11 years old, my mom took me to a tennis academy. One of the directors there told my mom that I'd be lucky if I was a Division II player and I got a scholarship.

"I think any parent that ever supports their child. You could be me one day. So parents, never give up on your kids. If they want to do something, always encourage them."

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