Serena Williams Defeats Sloane Stephens in ‘Epic’ Rematch

The two played Sunday at the U.S. Open.

Serena Williams shakes hands with Sloane Stephens after her loss at the Australian Open (William West/AFP/Getty Images)
Serena Williams shakes hands with Sloane Stephens after her loss at the Australian Open (William West/AFP/Getty Images)

After that, Stephens aired their problems in ESPN The Magazine in May. She said her win had meant the end of all signs of friendship, that Williams hadn’t looked at her or spoken to her since. 

“People should know. They think she’s so friendly and she’s so this and she’s so that — no, that’s not reality!” Stephens said. “You don’t unfollow someone on Twitter, delete them off of BlackBerry Messenger. I mean, what for? Why?” 

Stephens later apologized, and since then the women have been publicly cordial. Williams continues to speak highly of Stephens’ game, while Stephens keeps the personal nature of their relationship private once again.

Read more at EspnW and the Associated Press.

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