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Sloane Stephens 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
American tennis player
Born: March 20, 1993 (age 28 years), Plantation, Florida, United States
Height: 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Residence: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Fed Cup: W (2017), record 8–6
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Parents: Sybil Smith, John Stephens
Siblings: Shawn Farrell
Height 5′ 7″ / 1.70m
Birthdate: Mar 20 1993
Birthplace Plantation, FL, USA
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Stephens credits her mother for supporting her career as a tennis player since she was very young.
When she won the 2017 US Open, she recalled an instance at age 11 when her mother believed Stephens had high upside in spite of being told by an instructor at a junior tennis academy that she would be lucky to get a tennis scholarship to a Division II college.
Stephens is of Trinidadian descent through her maternal grandfather Noel Smith, who came to the United States from Trinidad to pursue a career as a doctor. She has cited her grandfather as her hero and one of her biggest influences growing up.
Her favorite player growing up was Kim Clijsters, who congratulated Stephens in person after her 2017 US Open title. She was also a fan of the Williams sisters and kept a poster of Serena in her bedroom as a kid.
Although she disliked that they were uninterested in signing autographs at a match she attended and has also commented that neither of them tried to serve as one of her mentors, Stephens has stated she developed a good relationship with the Williams sisters.
She also noted that she has read Serena’s autobiography and respects her strong personality.
Stephens has worked with Soles4Souls, a charity that collects new and used shoes to give to children in poverty.
She also started the Sloane Stephens Foundation, which helps build tennis courts and set up after-school tennis programs for underserved students in conjunction with supplemental tutoring.
The foundation is run by Stephens, her mother, and her uncle Ronald Smith. They have organized programs in Compton, Fresno, and Fort Lauderdale.
Stephens is married to United States national soccer team player Jozy Altidore, who was also one of her childhood friends from living in Florida. She had previously dated fellow American tennis player Jack Sock for over a year.
In late 2017, Stephens graduated from Indiana University East with a bachelor’s degree in communications studies. She finished her degree while recovering from foot surgery earlier in the year.
She credits her time away from playing tennis that was spent on her studies and her job with the Tennis Channel for improving her perspective on being a professional tennis player.
Currently without a full-time coach. Formerly worked with Kamau Murray, Thomas Högstedt and Nick Saviano
Mother is Sybil Smith, a collegiate swimmer; brother is Shawn Farrell
Favorite surface is clay
Started playing at age 9 when mother introduced her to the sport in Fresno, CA
Extremely passionate about her foundation, created in 2013, and spends a lot of time continuing to expand the programming of the Sloane Stephens Foundation