Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens of the United States return a shot against Johanna Larsson of Sweden during her women's singles second round match on Day Three of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Liguori: Stephens Doesn’t Look Hungry Enough In Earliest Exit At US Open

Sloane Stephens has carried the burden of being considered the possible successor to top- ranked Serena Williams for a while now. It’s either too much pressure for her, she’s not hungry enough or she doesn’t want it bad enough.

08/27/2014

Sloane Stephens (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

American Sloane Stephens Falls To Maria Kirilenko In 1st Round Of Wimbledon

Former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur and 18th-seeded American Sloane Stephens were among the early losers Monday on the opening day of Wimbledon.

06/23/2014

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Serena Routs Sloane Stephens, Advances To Quarterfinals

Stephens beat a hobbling Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in January.

09/01/2013

Alison Riske (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

American Alison Riske Makes US Open Round Of 16

Maybe’s Riske’s incredible run isn’t that much of a surprise considering her recent surge.

08/31/2013

Sloane Stephens (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

American Sloane Stephens Reaches US Open’s 4th Round For First Time

Sloane Stephens reached the fourth round at the US Open for the first time, and a matchup against defending champion Serena Williams could be next.

08/30/2013

Victoria Duval (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

American Victoria Duval, Ranked 296th, Stuns 11th-Seeded Stosur At US Open

Duval hopped up and down with arms overhead after pulling off her big surprise at Flushing Meadows, a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory over the 11th-seeded Stosur.

08/28/2013

Serena Williams (credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Liguori: Which Americans Will Go Deep In The US Open Draw?

Gone is the Golden Era of American tennis. Every year, the names Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert seem to fade further in our country’s tennis consciousness.

08/27/2013

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Ivanovic Beats American Teen Sloane Stephens At US Open

ormer No. 1 Ana Ivanovic ended 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens’ run at the U.S. Open for the second consecutive year.

09/01/2012

Sam Querrey of the United States returns a shot against Yen-Hsun Lu of the Chinese Taipei during their men's single first-round match on Day Two of the 2012 U.S. Open. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Liguori: Americans Take Center Stage On Second Day Of US Open

Americans Andy Roddick, Venus Williams, Sam Querrey and Dennis Novikov all won on the second day of the US Open.

08/28/2012

Myron Rolle and Sloane Stephens (Photos by: Valerie Macon and Mike Hewitt /Getty Images)

Liguori: American Athletes Shine In The Sun

Ann Liguori gives the rundown on American athletes who are making us proud.

WFAN–06/01/2012

Mardy Fish (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Serena Williams, Mardy Fish Lead Contingent Of American Advancers At US Open

Neither her words nor her play indicated that Serena Williams was distracted one bit Thursday at the U.S. Open.

WFAN–09/02/2011