Sloane Stephens Wins U.S. Open Title And Her Reaction To Receiving The Prize Money Is Priceless

Published On September 12, 2017 | By sgrey | Latest posts, News

By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III

Anyone who watches women’s tennis can tell you that it’s a treat seeing Serena and Venus Williams on the court. Whether they’re competing against one another or other opponents, it’s great to see two sisters dominate in such a way that the world takes notice.

For years, Serena Williams has been the queen on the tennis court. Not only is she physically dominating, but her knowledge and skill of the game add to her incredible performance on the court. She has won so many titles that it’s impossible to name them all.

Just as Serena has won her many titles, Venus is not far behind. In fact, her dominance on the court has been noted and appreciated.

With the U.S. Open completed, the world was treated to something different. A Williams sister was not in the finals. In addition to that, what was also amazing is that the world saw two African-American women, both representing the U.S. competing in the finals.

Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys met head-to-head and Stephens captured the Grand Slam title by winning in straight sets 6-3, 6-0.

Two things about Stephens’s win that should be noted. The first thing is that she recently had foot surgery in January and wasn’t expected to play.  However, she called her coach to say that she ready to begin practice. Here’s what you need to know – her coach, Kamau Murray wouldn’t have her run, stand, or hit during any of the practices until May 6th.

The second thing worth noting is Stephens’s reaction after winning the U.S. Open Title and receiving a check for $3.7 million dollars.

“The Young Turks’ Andrew Jerell Jones captured her look of total and complete awe as she seemed to say “wow” and “thank you” to the presenter,” according to theGrio.

The 24-year-old Stephens had made a total of $4,519,709 while on tour for seven years. This one-time check will definitely go along way for her.


Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him at or on Twitter

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