Stephens went from being ranked 957th in the world to beating the competition at the U.S. Open.
This year’s U.S. Open saw the best in #BlackGirlMagic and saw a first-time winner. Sloane Stephens defeated Madison Keys to win her first major title on Saturday.
Stephens, 24, came out victorious with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Keys, who was the No. 15th seed.
This is a huge comeback for Sloane as she was sidelined back in August due to a foot injury. Resulting her to slip in standing down to 957th in the world. After her title win, she moves up to No. 17th and rightfully so.
“When I had surgery, I was not thinking that I would be anywhere near a U.S. Open title,” she told the Washington Post. “Nor did I think I was going to be anywhere near the top 100.”
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