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PARIS | Stephens, Keys to reprise US Open final in French Open semis

PARIS (AP) — Shortly after easily winning her French Open quarterfinal, Sloane Stephens wanted to track down her good friend Madison Keys, who advanced in straight sets earlier Tuesday. “I just have to go find her, because I need to tell her some juicy stuff,” Stephens said, declining to reveal the topic. “I just went … Continue reading PARIS | Stephens, Keys to reprise US Open final in French Open semis

Major letdown for US women: Venus, Stephens out in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens was first to go, followed quickly by last year’s Australian Open runner-up, Venus Williams. CoCo Vandeweghe went out next as things really started to go crazy for the U.S. women, who eventually lost nine out of 10 first-round matches on a bleak opening day of the … Continue reading Major letdown for US women: Venus, Stephens out in Melbourne

Muguruza joins US Open champion Nadal at No. 1 for Spain

NEW YORK/September 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Garbine Muguruza made her debut at No. 1 on Monday, joining U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal in making Spain the first country since the United States 14 years ago to top the WTA and ATP rankings. Andre Agassi and Serena Williams were both No. 1 in 2003. Muguruza, the Wimbledon champion … Continue reading Muguruza joins US Open champion Nadal at No. 1 for Spain

Stephens tops Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title

NEW YORK/September 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Sloane Stephens never looked shaken by the setting or the stakes in her first Grand Slam final. Her opponent, Madison Keys, most definitely did. Stephens easily beat her close friend Keys 6-3, 6-0 to win the U.S. Open on Saturday, capping a remarkably rapid rise after sitting out 11 months because … Continue reading Stephens tops Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title

4 Americans in US Open women’s semis for 1st time since 1981

NEW YORK/September 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Stephens, Williams, Keys, Vandeweghe: All four women’s semifinalists at the U.S. Open are Americans. It’s the first time that’s happened at Flushing Meadows since 1981. It hasn’t happened at any Grand Slam tournament since Wimbledon in 1985. No. 9-seeded Venus will play unseeded Stephens in the first semifinal Thursday … Continue reading 4 Americans in US Open women’s semis for 1st time since 1981