Sloan Stephens hopes to reignite her game and continue the long line of production of women’s tennis players the USA have managed to churn out. Sofia Kenin is at the top of the production line while Jennifer Brady, Madison Keys, Alison Riske, Amanda Anisimova, Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff, and Danielle Collins all vying for major honours. And then who can forget the evergreen Serena Williams, who is vying for a record 24th Grand Slam win.
“We’ve (USA) been strong for quite some time now and I think it’s really nice, even though everything that has been going on with the pandemic, that we’ve been able to maintain and we’ve had some really good girls break out in the last two or three years, which is amazing,” Stephens said. “We have a strong Billie Jean Cup team which is also amazing and it’s great to see all of the girls that are playing now all kind of grew up playing junior tennis together so to see each other week in and week out is really not that bad.”
“Every player is a little bit different, every player has taken their own paths like Jennifer Brady, Madison Keys, and myself, we’ve all done different things so I don’t know if there’s a secret sauce but the magic is in the player I guess,” she added.