Stephens cops US open singles crown

Sloane Stephens beat Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in an all-American US Open women's singles final on Saturday to claim her maiden grand slam title. Stephens played a solid match and defended perfectly to frustrate the 15th-seeded Keys, who was never in the mix in the first all-American women's final at Flushing Meadows since 2002.

24-year-old Stephens was ranked as low as 957th six weeks ago, having only returned from 11 months out with a foot injury she suffered at Wimbledon. She becomes only the fifth unseeded woman to win a major title in the open era.

Both women were making their Grand Slam final debuts and their combined ranking of 99 was the lowest for a US Open final since the rankings began.



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