Sloane Stephens advances to French Open Round of 16 with victory over Yulia Putintseva

new balance


Sloane Stephens advances to French Open Round of 16 with victory over Yulia Putintseva, as American tries to win at Roland Garros for the first time

  • Sloane Stephens has moved onto the second week of the French Open
  • She will face second seed and Australian Open winner Aryna Sabalenka next
  • DailyMail.com provides all the latest international sports news

See also  Britain's Davis Cup hero Neal Skupski to play padel with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on court at club's Kirkby HQ... after the Reds fan met assistant manager Pep Lijnders at Wimbledon

Sloane Stephens eased into the French Open fourth round and then thanked her mother Sybil for gifting her a unique athletic prowess.

Stephens, who has now won 35 main-draw matches at Roland Garros, beat Yulia Putintseva in three sets to progress into the French Open second week.

Her mother was the first black female swimmer to be named a first-team Division I All-American when she competed for Boston University.

See also  Man accused of stealing Nick Kyrgios’s Tesla at gunpoint pleads not guilty | Nick Kyrgios

And Stephens said: ‘I get my power from my mom. She’s the most athletic person in our family!’

Sloane Stephens was all smiles after beating Yulia Putintseva in three sets on Friday in Paris

Sloane Stephens was all smiles after beating Yulia Putintseva in three sets on Friday in Paris

In 12 appearances at this tournament, she has made the second week 10 times. 

‘When it is Roland Garros, I know it is time to play,’ she added.

The American will play second seed and Australian Open winner Aryna Sabalenka in the next round.

new balance



Source link