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Sloane Stephens First American Woman into U.S. Open Quarterfinals

Sloane Stephens First American Woman into U.S. Open Quarterfinals

Just call her the comeback kid.  Sloane Stephens, who only six months ago was confined to a wheelchair after surgery on her left foot is headed to her first major quarterfinal since 2013 (Wimbledon).  Stephens’ incredible summer continues as she defeated Julia Goerges, the 30th seed,  of Germany, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to advance to her first US Open quarterfinal round.

“I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better comeback and a better way to come back to the tour,” she said. “Obviously making quarterfinals here is unbelievable.”

Stephens reached the semifinals at the Rogers Cup in Toronto and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Unranked at this year’s U.S. Open, Sloane came into the tournament as the world No. 83 player,  but that ranking will rise as her march at the Open continues.

 

 

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