22 hrs ago
Stephens falls in Brussels QFs
Fourth-seeded American Sloane Stephens was a mild quarterfinal upset victim on a rainy Thursday at the $690,000 Brussels Open, a final clay-court French Open tune-up. Eighth-seeded Chinese Peng Shuai ousted the 20-year-old Stephens 6-2, 6-3 at Royal Primerose Tennis Club.
Sloane Stephens says of Serena Williams in TIME Magazine: 'We're not besties'
Sloane Stephens, the 20-year-old American who knocked off Serena Williams at the Australian Open, is the subject of a TIME Magazine story.
International Business Times
Maria Sharapova Dating a Younger Man: Tennis Star Confirms Relationship With Grigor Dimitrov
Tennis star Maria Sharapova has found love on the court. The No. 2-ranked womaen's tennis player dished about the number one man in her life, her new and younger boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov this week while discussing the upcoming French Open.
Wed May 22, 2013
Power Ranking the Top 20 Women's Players Heading into the 2013 French Open
It has perhaps never been more clear that Serena Williams is the most dominant force in women's tennis.
The Miami Herald
Wozniacki ousted; Stephens into Brussels quarters
Top seed and former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki was a second-round upset victim, while fourth-seeded American Sloane Stephens notched a pair of victories Wednesday at the $690,000 Brussels Open, a final clay-court French Open tune-up. China's Zheng Jie upended the Danish star and 2011 Brussels champion Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4 at Royal Primerose ... (more)
Mon May 20, 2013
The Miami Herald
Lepchenko wins Brussels opener
American Varvara Lepchenko was a hard- fought opening-round winner Monday at the $690,000 Brussels Open, a final clay-court French Open tune-up. The seventh seed outlasted Serb Bojana Jovanovski 6-2, 6-7 , 6-4 in 2 hours, 37 minutes at Royal Primerose Tennis Club.
Fri May 17, 2013
The Miami Herald
Sharapova withdraws from Italian Open with illness
Two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn before her Italian Open quarterfinal match against seventh-seeded Sara Errani because of illness.
Thu May 16, 2013
Rome: Sharapova d. Stephens
All kinds of bad things happen when you're in a slump, not all of them obvious, like double-faults or errors that spin out their miserable lives in the net.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Miami Herald
Sharapova, Azarenka cruise in Rome openers
Reigning two-time champion Maria Sharapova resumed her winning ways in Rome with an easy second-round victory, while her fellow former world No.
Tue May 14, 2013
Rome: Stephens d. Pennetta
As Tuesday dawned in Rome, there were quite a few women who fell into the "could really use a win" category.
Wozniacki loses in Rome as clay struggles continue
Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki was upset in the first round of the Italian Open by 48th-ranked Bojana Jovanovski 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 Tuesday.
Sun May 12, 2013
Individuality Breeds Greatness -- The Memo Sloane Stephens Forgot To Read
Over the past week, sports fans were yet again reminded by the green-eyed daggers Sloane Stephens leveled at Serena Williams that success oftentimes brings both admiration and envy.
Sat May 11, 2013
Serena to face Sharapova for Madrid crown
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will play for the title at the Madrid Open after both won semifinal matches with ease on Saturday.
Fri May 10, 2013
Sloane Stephens Learns Lesson as Laura Robson Flies Free - The Friday Five
At the start of the week, Sloane Stephens experienced some off court drama in addition to the woes she continues to suffer on court, thanks to the young American's dumb decision to publicly call out Serena Williams, essentially branding the veteran a phony.
Wed May 08, 2013
Sloane Stephens Smart to Clear the Air with Serena Williams
Emerging American tennis star Sloane Stephens can't take back her comments about 15-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams , but she should be commended for her effort to clear the air between the two.
Madrid Open 2013: Hottest Storylines from Spain
The Madrid Open isn't a Grand Slam event, but there were still a good number of attention grabbing events.
Alamogordo Daily News
'Venus and Serena': A sister act that's tough to topple
From left, United States team members Varvara Lepchenko, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens celebrate their victory over Sweden following a Fed Cup World Group tennis match, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Delray Beach, Fla.
Tue May 07, 2013
Serena still roots for Stephens
Serena Williams has insisted she is still a big fan of American prodigy Sloane Stephens despite being criticised by her compatriot in a recent interview.
Mon May 06, 2013
Heroes and Zeros: Stan's the Man, Haas' Halo, Brad's Legacy
It was a wild week off the court, with Sloane Stephens airing out her grievances with Serena Williams , the saddening death of ATP Chief Brad Drewett , rumors of Jimmy Connor's and Chris Evert's aborted love child , and the story of John Tomic's arrest and court date in Madrid for assaulting Bernard Tomic's hitting partner.
What started this spat?
It was shaping up to be a fairly calm weekend in the Land of Tennis. And then it wasn't ... - We've all known for months that Sloane Stephens' relationship with Serena Williams had been dishonestly conveyed.