Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sloane Stephens Cleans Up in Charleston

A big congrats to Sloane Stephens, who swept through the former Family Circle Cup in Charleston, defeating a resurgent Elena Vesnina in the final (7-6, 6-2). If you had told me a year ago the American would start 2016 with three singles titles, I'd have thought she was well on her way to fulfilling the promise she showed beating Serena Williams at the Australian Open three years ago.  Instead, I'm cautiously optimistic -- yet still perplexed by her three nice wins juxtaposed against her bombing out at the year's first Grand Slam and both Indian Wells and Miami, the year's two other biggest events. Here's hoping for a grand clay-court season and that her heart stays in it ...

1 comment:

macguffin Fifty four said...

And if someone had said a year ago that an American would win three tournaments at the start of this year and another American would win no titles, who would have chosen Stephens over Serena?

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