Sloane Stephens has crushed 9th-seed Venus Williams at the U.S. Open to reach her first Grand Slam final. She won
“I just worked my tail off and tried to run every ball down and here we are,” Stephens said. “It required a lot of fight and a lot of grit.”
Stephens will be facing Madison Keys, who defeated CoCo Vandeweghe in all-American US Open final. Saturday will be the first all-American US Open women’s final since Serena Williams beat her sister, Venus in 2002.
She continued after her triumph over Venus: “I have no words to describe what I’m feeling, what it took to get here, the journey I’ve been on.”
“It’s incredible. I don’t know how I got here. Your guess is as good as mine. Just hard work. That’s it.”