We knew that the winner of the 2017 U.S. Open women’s tourney would be an American, and we knew she would be black. Now we know her name: It’s 24-year-old Sloane Stephens.
Saturday’s final in the U.S. Open’s women’s singles matchup will be an athletic display of all black, everything black girl as two beautiful black American women compete in a grand-slam final that is likely to break records for black viewership because it’s our time to shine now, son. (*Cackles in #BlackGirlMagic.*)
For the first time in U.S. Open history, three black women have advanced to the quarterfinal round—and in this case, they all happen to be American. As of Monday, Venus Williams, 37; Sloane Stephens, 24; and Madison Keys, 22, are all vying for the Tiffany-engraved trophy.