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  • Serena Williams Takes Down Surging Sloane Stephens

    Mar 17, 15 by Gerald Radford Leave a comment


    Let’s talk. It’s just us, so we can be real. The majority always makes the minority stand out. Now apply that concept to professional tennis. And drill down even deeper and apply it to Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens. They played each other today at the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Master’s 1000 in a round […]

  • Sloane Stephens Sets Up Serena Clash; Madison Keys Emerging as Threat

    Mar 16, 15 by Gerald Radford Leave a comment


    *Now that all the fanfare has died down surrounding Serena Williams’ return to Indian Wells, the tournament must go on. Outside of Williams, America has been hard pressed to produce top performers in either the WTA or the ATP fields unlike the days of old when the U.S. used to dominate in both. There have […]

  • Soul of the US Open: Brutal Round Two Leaves Sloane Stephens …

    Aug 29, 14 by garadf Leave a comment


    *Two questions have already been answered at this year’s US Open: Will Donald Young break his performance drought and go deep in the tournament? No; bounced in first round. Will Sloane Stephens break HER recent performance drought and live up to expectations? No; bounced in the second round along with big-hitting compatriot Madison Keys. The […]

  • Sloane Stephens Upset in 2nd Round of US Open

    Aug 27, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *It was a short US Open run for Sloane Stephens. The 21-year-old American had her earliest loss at Flushing Meadows, upset in the second round Wednesday by 96th-ranked Johanna Larsson. Down a set and a break, Larsson, 26, rallied to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to match her best performance at a major tournament. Stephens reached […]

  • Serena Williams Rises to ‘Big’ Occasion, Overcomes Sloane Stephens

    Sep 1, 13 by garadf 5 Comments


    *When it was in stone that US Open defending champion and WTA world no. 1, Serena Williams, would meet her “mini-me,” Sloane Stephens, the buzz heard ’round the grounds of the Billie Jean King tennis center drowned out all conversations about any other match. Besides the obvious that they are both athletic black women, it […]

  • Soul of the US Open: Serena Williams, Sloane Stephens to Battle; Donald Young Succumbs

    Aug 31, 13 by garadf 1 Comment


    *It was one of the latest starts in history for a women’s match at the US Open, but the night shift didn’t seem to phase defending US Open champion, Serena Williams.  She swiftly dispatched Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets in just an hour an fourteen minutes. Shvedova had troubled Williams in the past, taking […]