Sloane Stephens gets ready for Serena Williams clash at the US Open on Saturday. The 2017 US Open champion feels it is a big opportunity to play against the greatest player in the world.
The 26th seeded Stephens overcame Olga Govortsova in the second round to set up a clash against countrywoman in Flushing Meadows. On the other hand, Serena Williams defeated Russian Margarita Gasparyan in her previous match.
World No.39 Sloane Stephens answered when she was asked about her next match against former world number one Serena Williams, “Yeah, I thought I played well today. Obviously getting into a little bit of a better rhythm, like, kind of feeling my game out a little bit more, getting that confidence back.”
Besides, She did say that “Today I thought I played well, built on my first match. And then obviously another good opportunity to get out there on Saturday to play against Serena possibly. Really looking forward to it, another shot just to have an opportunity to play obviously without having played that much this year. It’s just another amazing opportunity to get out there.”
While Sloane Stephens defeated Compatriot once in her career, Serena Williams leads her fellow player in head to head(5-1).
“We’re Not Playing In Front of Fans Because It Would Be So Fun”- Sloane Stephens
The US Open is going on without spectators due to an ongoing pandemic. The co-players and team members have been marking their presence as spectators during the matches.
A Grand Slam Champion Sloane Stephens has worried about playing in the empty stadium. She also said, “It Would Be So Fun.”
The 27-years-old just came to say, “But, no, as I said, another good opportunity to play. Thankful that we are playing at this time just in general. Obviously no fans, the atmosphere won’t be as big, but obviously a big opportunity to play against the greatest player in the world.”
She concluded, “So, yeah, unfortunate but still fortunate.”