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Sloane Stephens

Professional Tennis Player

WTA

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Sloane Stephens

Sloane’s Biography

Sloane Stephens is a right-handed American professional tennis player who competes on the WTA tour. Sloane began playing tennis at the early age of 9 and began competing in events at the age of 13. Since turning professional in 2010, Sloane has won 6 WTA singles titles. The highlight of her career (so far) was winning the Grand Slam title at the US Open in 2017. Her coach is Kamau Murray.

Sloane achieved her highest world ranking in 2018 when she was ranked 3rd in the world. In Grand Slam tournaments other than the US Open, she reached the Final at the French Open in 2018, the semi-finals at the Australian Open in 2013, and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2013.
Sloane Stephens is an American professional tennis player who competes on the WTA tour. Sloane, a right-handed player, first picked up a tennis racket at the early age of 9 and began competing in events at 13. Since turning professional in 2010, Sloane has won 6 WTA singles titles. The highlight of her career (so far) was winning the Grand Slam title at the US Open in 2017. Sloane employs what is described as an all-court playing style and is known on the tour for her high-level athleticism on the court. Her coach is Kamau Murray.

Sloane achieved her highest world ranking in 2018 when she was ranked 3rd in the world. In Grand Slam tournaments other than her US Open win, her high finishes are the Final at the French Open in 2018, semi-finals at the Australian Open in 2013, and quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2013. Sloane was awarded WTA Comeback Player of the Year for her impressive season in 2017, and the following year she was awarded an ESPY for top Female Tennis Player. She has said that clay is her favorite court surface to play on, as it complements her topspin-heavy, powerful shots. Sloane has also participated in the World TeamTennis league, a mixed-gender professional tennis league played with a team format.

In 2013, Sloane started the Sloane Stephens Foundation to help improve the lives of younger generations and provides a basis for life-long learning and healthy lifestyle choices through an exposure to tennis. Her foundation helps the local Los Angeles community as well as nationwide programs, building tennis courts and organizing after-school tennis programs for undeserved students, running summer camps, and supporting educational programs. In recognition of her philanthropic work, Sloane was nominated for the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award in 2019. The foundation is run by Sloane, her mother Sybil, and her uncle Ronald Smith.

Sloane earned a bachelor's degree in communications studies from Indiana University East in 2017.

Sloane’s Sponsors

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Rolex SA is a luxury watch manufacturer with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Renowned around the globe, Rolex watches are crafted from the finest materials and assembled with a meticulous attention to detail.
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Fresh N' Lean is the #1 meal delivery service for organic, chef-prepared meals. Fresh N' Lean promotes healthier lives through eating right, providing sustainable, responsible and satisfyingly meal options.
Vaseline is an American brand of petroleum jelly-based products owned by British-Dutch company Unilever. Vaseline manufactures its well-known plain petroleum jelly and a wide selection of skin creams, soaps, cleansers, lotions, and deodorants.
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Sloane’s Team

Coach
Kamau Murray
Agent
John Tobias
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Agency

Sloane’s Stats

39
WTA Singles Ranking
69.8%
First Serve Percentage
64.6%
Service Games Won
32
Aces
Sloane’s Social Media

Sloane’s Career Highlights

Sloane’s Philanthropy

A charity created to assist in developing a constructive future for young people by providing educational opportunities and encouraging healthy lifestyles, proper nutrition, and participation in physical fitness activities. The charity strives to cultivate a new generation of tennis players, and to help empower children around the world to dream big and achieve on and off the court.
In 2019, Sloane Stephens was appointed as the first USTA Foundation National Excellence Program Ambassador. The USTA Foundation provides programs that bring tennis and education together to change the lives of under-resourced youth.

Sloane’s Newsfeed

Vaseline Brings Black Women to the Table With Its Illuminate Me Collection
The collection was co-created with three influential Black women: beauty influencer Shalom Blac, athlete Sloane Stephens,...
20 Dec 2020
2020 WTA Player and Coach Awards revealed
Sloane Stephens was honored as a member of the WTA Council with the Peachy Kellmeyer Player Service Award. The council...
8 Dec 2020
Fans, Athletes, Podcasts: How 2020 Changed the World of Sports
In 2020, the sporting world was turned upside down by the pandemic. In this episode, we take a look at this new reality...
16 Oct 2020

Other Business Interests

The WTA’s Players' Council works to promote and drive the continued growth of the WTA. The WTA’s governance structure consists of its Board of Directors, the Players’ Council and the Tournament Council.

Sloane’s Career

WTA
2010 – Present
The Women's Tennis Association is the representative body of women's professional tennis. It governs the WTA Tour which is the worldwide professional tennis tour for women and was founded to create a better future for women's tennis.

Sloane’s Education

Bachelor's degree, Communication Studies

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