Sloane Stephens is one of the most promising tennis players around. Touted at the next Serena Williams, the 23-year-old pro has already won four singles titles on the WTA tour, and is well on her way to becoming number one!
Sloane Stephens is slowly and steadily inching her way to the top of the world tennis rankings. The youngster first rose to prominence with her successful 2012 WTA season, and since then has reached the impressive 11th spot among the world ranking. She catapulted to fame in 2013, after beating none other than the top ranked Serena Williams in the semifinals of the Australian Open. Stephens has become popular, not only for once being Jack Sock’s girlfriend, but also for her superior skills on the tennis court, stunning looks, and chirpy, outgoing personality. Here are some fun and juicy facts to know about Sloane Stephens’ wiki, including her age, net worth, Instagram account, hot pics, and relationship with ex-boyfriend Jack Sock.
#1. Athleticism is in Her Genes!
Sloane Stephens’ wiki makes quite an interesting read because of her parents, who were both accomplished athletes. Born on March 20, 1993 in Plantation, Florida, Stephens was encouraged to play tennis at the tender age of nine. Her mother, Sybil Smith, was an All-American swimmer at Boston University, who made history as the first African-American female to make First Team in Division I in 1988. After being inducted into the BU Hall of Fame in 1993, she went on to become an assistant coach at Harvard University.
Sloane Stephens’ father, John Stephens, was a famous NFL running back for the New England Patriots, who was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 43. The young Sloane bravely continued to compete in the U.S. Open when he passed away in 2009. Her parents divorced when she was very young. Her younger brother, Shawn Farrell, is a high school football and baseball star. Talk about athletic genes!
#2. She Won Her First WTA Title at the 2015 Citi Open
Despite her young age, the tennis pro displays remarkable talent on the tennis court. In a relatively short span of time, Stephens has earned the respect of her peers after winning numerous awards and accolades. Her four singles titles on the Women’s Tennis Association Tour (WTA) include a Grand Slam and a WTA Tour Championship, when she won the 2015 Citi Open. Last year, Stephens also won the WTA Auckland Open, the Mexican Open, as well as the 2016 Volvo Car Open. With her career winning streak, it comes as no surprise that Sloane Stephens’ net worth is around $1.5 million, and is set to spike in 2017.
At just 23 years of age, Sloane Stephens has many accomplishments under her belt. One of her most notable victories was defeating seven-time world number one (and her self-proclaimed idol), Serena Williams at the 2013 Australian Open semifinals. At the time, Stephens was just 19 and stunned onlookers by rallying on to win the final two sets and the match. In a press conference after the game, Stephens famously gushed, “This is so crazy. Oh my goodness. I think I’ll put a poster of myself [up] now.” She has cited Kim Clijsters and the Williams sisters as her biggest tennis inspirations.
#3. She Used to Date Fellow Tennis Player, Jack Sock
Not too much is known about Sloane Stephens’ dating timeline, but it’s no surprise that she is one of the most sought-after tennis stars today. With her striking looks and lean figure, Sloane Stephens paints a pretty picture on the court as well as off of it, and is frequently linked to other famous tennis stars. Back in 2013, Sloane Stephens and Jack Sock were rumored to be dating, but have split up since then.
The 24-year-old Sock has a flourishing tennis career of his own, and is an Olympic gold medalist in mixed doubles. Sloane Stephens’ Instagram regularly featured hot photos of the adorable couple, hugging and cuddling up together. But lately, they seem to be absent from each other’s accounts, further fueling the breakup rumors. Sloane Stephen and Jack Sock had once teamed up for a mixed doubles game at the 2013 U.S. Open, but it looks like the tennis pro’s world ranking is leaving her no time for love!
Sloane Stephens is currently nursing an injury in her left foot, and is taking a break from tennis until summer 2017. In an interview, she announced, “So I did have surgery in January after the Australian Open and I’m hoping to be playing by Wimbledon. That’s my goal and hopefully I can finish the season pretty strong and I’m looking forward to playing again.” However, the multifaceted star is enjoying her time off, acting as a reporter for Tennis Channel and cooking with celebrity chefs. She has her own segment titled, Off Court with Sloane Stephens, and is busy interviewing other tennis stars like Vasek Pospisil.