Best quotes from Sloane Stephens as American targets more Grand Slams following US Open victory

Now she is off and running with her maiden Grand Slam title, Sloane Stephens feels there are plenty more major titles to come in the future.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
10th September 2017

article:10th September 2017

New champion: Sloane Stephens downed Madison Keys on Saturday night.
New champion: Sloane Stephens downed Madison Keys on Saturday night.

Sloane Stephens won her first Grand Slam title on Saturday, beating fellow American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in the final.

She then conducted a news conference which will go down as one of the more entertaining in the sport’s history.


AFP Sports looks at Stephens in full flow in New York:

ON NIGHT BEFORE FINAL

“I was literally in my room twiddling my thumbs, like, looking at, like – I literally was looking at car reviews last night on Auto Trader, like literally. That’s how bored I was. I didn’t have anything to do.”

ON HER COLLEGE STUDIES

“First of all, I’m totally not going to graduate. I haven’t done any work for two weeks. I don’t think I’m going to make it. My graduation date is December 14th, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. My professors actually texted me, so maybe they’ll let me, you know, slide.”

ON ONLY SIX UNFORCED ERRORS

“Shut the front door. I don’t think that’s ever happened to me before. Oh, my God. That’s a stat. Snaps for me.”

Sloane Stephens of the US celebrates after defeating compatriot Madison Keys during their 2017 US Open Women's Singles final match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 9, 2017. Sloane Stephens, sidelined for 11 months by a left foot injury until returning in July, captured her first Grand Slam title by routing fellow American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in Saturday's US Open final. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD / ALTERNATE CROP (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Maiden Grand Slam triumph for Stephens.

ON WANTING ANOTHER SLAM WIN

“Of course, Girl. Did you see that check that lady handed me? Like, yes. Man, if that doesn’t make you want to play tennis, I don’t know what will. Man.”

ON HER TROPHY CEREMONY

“Because I was, like, this is a picture they are probably going to use and I look terrible. That’s what I remember most about the picture. Sorry.”


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