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.
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