US Open: Sloane Stephens wins women’s singles title

10 September, New York

 

Unseeded American Sloane Stephens lifted the US Open women’s singles title.

Sloane ranked 83rd completed a spectacular return from injury to beat 15th seed Keys 6-3, 6-0 in the finals. The 24-year-old was ranked as low as 957th six weeks ago went on to become only the fifth unseeded woman to win a major title in the Open era.

Sloane stunned Venus Williams in the semifinal.

Top seed Rafael Nadal will start as a strong favourite when he takes on South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in US Open men’s singles final late tonight. The Spaniard, bidding for a 16th Grand Slam title, will play in his 23rd major final, but Anderson is making his debut in a Slam final.

In the women’s doubles, the Swiss-Taiwanese duo of Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan will face Lucie Hradecká and Kateřina Siniaková of Czech Republic for the title tonight.

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