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Sloane Stephens moved from Ranking 957th last Month to bagging first Grand Slam Title!

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Congratulations are in order for Sloane Stephens after she beat Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in U.S. Open final to lift her first Grand Slam title.

Just last month, Stephens ranked 957th in women’s tennis and now this! Black Girl Magic ladies and gentlemen!

Stephens, an unseeded 24-year-old, defeated no. 15-seeded Keys in their first ever US Open singles final.

Stephens, who just returned from a foot surgery in July battled Keys who had undergone two operations on her left wrist in the past 10 months.

According to NY Times, the duo have been friends since their junior days and have played on Fed Cup teams and Olympic teams together.

“I should just retire now,” Stephens said during the trophy ceremony. “I told Maddie I’m never going to be able to top this. I mean talk about a comeback.”

“To share this moment on court is just amazing. I’m so happy that Maddie and I were able to play in the final today,” she added.

Watch this emotional moment between Stephens and Keys after the match:

With the US Open title under her belt, Stephens will climb back from just inside the top 1000 to World No. 17 in the span of 5 weeks!

Photo Credit: Twitter – @USOpen

12 Comments

  1. Grace Alfred

    September 10, 2017 at 1:09 am

    this is absolutely amazing

  2. Grace Alfred

    September 10, 2017 at 1:10 am

    congrats dear

  3. kkay

    September 10, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Congrats, girl! What a feat!!!
    But you ‘ve got to change this statement, “I should just retire now,” Stephens said during the trophy ceremony. “I told Maddie I’m never going to be able to top this. I mean talk about a comeback.”
    Why use your mouth to lock out your own future success? You can win this back to back.

  4. Susie

    September 10, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Venus and Serena have really inspired a whole generation of black women to go into tennis. When I started following tennis in the 80s it was as if only white women could play it. No wonder that witch Maria Shara-whateva is so jealous lol.

    Meanwhile you know you’re the Queen when you have to go on leave before someone else can win the Grand Slam! Papa Williams must be so proud of his 2 babies from humble Compton!

  5. jokobaba

    September 10, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Inspirational. well done!

  6. Anon

    September 10, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Congrats. Her earnings doubled with the win.

  7. lifeisbeautiful

    September 10, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Wow! That’s awesome. Talk about a true underdog. Congrats to her!

    Btw..I like that name on a girl..

  8. omoge take over

    September 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I Love it when we show up to white girl parties like so; and #F**k they shit upp!

  9. mimi

    September 11, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I hate this ‘black girl magic’ or ‘black girls rock’ bullshit.
    Imagine if a white person said ‘white girl magic’ her head would have been chewed off.
    She won because she played well not because of black anything. Just stop!!!

    • nene

      September 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      will u keep kwayet!

  10. "changing moniker"

    September 12, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Please keep kwayet!

  11. "changing moniker"

    September 12, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Talk about grass to grace!! And winning with your friend.

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