US Open: Sloane Stephens 2017 women's champion

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Radio Sport staff,
Section
Tennis,
Publish Date
Sunday, 10 September 2017, 10:38AM
Sloane Stephens dominated her friend and rival, Madison Keys (Getty)
Sloane Stephens dominated her friend and rival, Madison Keys (Getty)

Sloane Stephens has dominated her close friend Madison Keys 6-3 6-0 to win the US Open women's tennis final, capping a remarkably rapid rise after sitting out 11 months because of foot surgery.


The 83rd-ranked Stephens is only the second unseeded woman to win the tournament in the Open era, which began in 1968.


This was the first all-American women's final at Flushing Meadows since 2002, when Serena Williams beat Venus Williams.


It was also only the second time in the Open era that two women in New York were making their grand slam final debuts against each other.


Stephens most certainly handled the occasion better, claiming the last eight games and making only six unforced errors - Keys had 30 - in the entire 61-minute mismatch

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