Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys sent the internet into a frenzy thanks to their gracious and incredibly touching reaction to Stephens’ US Open title triumph on Saturday.
The two Americans are close friends and shared some emotional moments after Stephens claimed a 6-3, 6-0 win over Keys.
Stephens and Keys both embraced in tears at the net then sat side by side while the trophy ceremony was being prepared.
They paid tribute to one another in their speeches, smiling and laughing after the biggest match of their respective careers.
Here’s a sample of the reaction to what was a memorable night in New York.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 9, 2017
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) September 9, 2017
Yes!!! Congrats @SloaneStephens The first of many!
— scott foley (@scottkfoley) September 9, 2017
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) September 9, 2017
— Elena Vesnina (@EVesnina001) September 9, 2017
Amazing! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/JvYCcikn65
— Jill Craybas (@jcray74) September 9, 2017
— Kristina Mladenovic (@KikiMladenovic) September 9, 2017
— Yanina Wickmayer (@yaninawickmaye8) September 9, 2017
This is how our sport should always be 😭❤️ https://t.co/tLjLQBJviD
— Katie Swan (@Katieswan99) September 9, 2017
@SloaneStephens congratulazioni BELLA!!!! I’m so happy for you 💋💋💋
— Flavia Pennetta (@flavia_pennetta) September 9, 2017
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) September 9, 2017
That moment at the net after the match 🙊😍. Congrats to both!!! @usopen
— Vicky Duval (@vicky_duval95) September 9, 2017
Who’s cutting onions 😅😭 #USOpen
— Laura Robson (@laurarobson5) September 9, 2017
I’m not crying you’re crying https://t.co/YgzfT94vp1
— Nicole Gibbs (@Gibbsyyyy) September 9, 2017
Life goes on…
Sloane Stephens Madison Keys pic.twitter.com/ZCO104GHQm
— Ashish TV (@Ashish__TV) September 9, 2017
Well deserved moment for @SloaneStephens, the new US Open champ. Love it when good things happen to good people.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 9, 2017