How to Watch Sloane Stephens vs. Madison Keys

Posted September 10, 2017

"I said to her that I wished it could have been a draw".

"That's a lot of money", Stephens says in the video.

An Australian Open semi-finalist in 2013, Stephens underwent foot surgery in January, making her return at Wimbledon.

Originally from Florida, she now lives and trains in California. She returned to the sport in July and was ranked 957 as late as last month.

Venus Williams rejected the suggestion she might be content to serve as an inspiration to younger players after her 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 defeat by fellow American Sloane Stephens in the US Open semi-finals on Thursday. It's been 15 years since two American women squared off for the championship at Flushing Meadows.

"The proof is in the pudding".

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Three compatriots made the semi-finals, including Madison Keys, 22, and CoCo Vandeweghe, 25.

In the second of two all-American semifinals, Keys was superb, setting up a meeting with Sloane Stephens in the decider, while Vandeweghe was well below her best.

"It just required a lot of fight, a lot of grit", Stephens said. "I will continue to play tennis". To play her was really special. "I just made too many errors there are at the end". Exerting all her effort, Williams is looking for her first major title since 2008. However, Williams came out sizzling in the second set, winning 77 percent of her first-serve points, as she forced a deciding set after just 30 minutes of play.

She sealed a straightforward win on her third match point when Keys sent yet another forehand into the net. It could be as early as the grand slam that saw her beat the Open Era record earlier this year, the Australian Open.

"We're still proud of her", Mark Kinsey of Rock Island, said of Keys.

'For me, it's about putting myself in the position all the time to get the titles, and that's exactly what I did. "Parents, if you kids want to do something enough, don't give up on them", she added. "She's one of the greatest competitors and I'm honored to share the court with her tonight", Stephens said.