Teenager Sloane Stephens Knocks Serena Williams Out Of The Australian Open

Teenager Sloane Stephens Knocks Serena Williams Out Of The Australian Open
Sports

Sloane Stephens defeated Serena Williams, advances to Australian Open Semis. Sloane Stephens has arrived. She’s 19, ranked 25th in the world, and Tuesday she beat Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.

With this defeat, Sloane became the first American player younger than Serena to ever hand her a loss.

Serena, who suffered a back injury during the second set and had to take an injury timeout, might take this “L” kind of hard. She is Sloane’s tennis idol, and has become a mentor to her and Sloane played her tough.

However, looking for Sloane to supplant the Williams sisters, and more pointedly, Serena, as the next big thing may be premature; but she’s certainly carving her own place on the circuit.

She has yet to win a singles title, but we can expect to see her dominate in years to come, and I think sooner than later.

Stephens will face No. 1 ranked Victoria Azarenka in the semi finals. The other semi-finals match with be between Maria Sharapova and Li Na.

Kyle Moore | Elite.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

James Gilbert

World news writer James Gilbert is one of the oldest on the Elite Daily writing staff, as he is a borderline Gen Y member. Being considered the dinosaur of the group, he is constantly asked about historical time periods he did not actually live through. All and all, James Gilbert brings that dynamic and balance to the team, rounding out Elite Daily’s Voltron (or that thing the Power Rangers formed for you young whippersnappers.)

Original Video

Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana

Jesus has risen, but how high did he get? While Easter and 4/20 falling on the same day is most definitely a weird coincidence, it will also highlight a pretty important public opinion on what’s more important: weed or candy eggs? Sto...

More In Sports

Also On Elite

Music News

The 10 EDM Artists You Have To See At Coachella This Year

Coachella is here and the verdict is out: EDM is in. A total of 63 electronic music acts were booked for Southern California’s beloved music festival, beating out the number of rock bands by a single DJ. With the sheer magnitude of performances, you definitely won’t be able to catch them all. So if you need […]

Motivation

12 Honest Reasons Why Time Is Not On Your Side

Time: We all want it to pass so quickly. When we’re kids, all we want to do is be grownups; we chase down the minutes, hours and years until we’re old enough to get our license, graduate, drink, move out and move on. We wait for time to pass, anxious and unappreciative of the days […]

Motivation

8 Ways To Be A Badass And Get The Life You Want

How to change your life is a big interest of mine, mainly because I did it myself. Three years ago my life was very different — I was living in London and was not very happy. Fast forward to now — I spend half the year in Ibiza and look after private clients in 3 […]