Sloane Stephens is Last American Standing at Wimbledon; Advances to Quarters
Yesterday, 20-year old pro tennis star Sloane Stephens advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals after defeating Monica Puig.
Stephens is literally the last American standing in the tournament.
Playing at Wimbledon for the second time, Stephens got through the fourth round Monday by beating 19-year-old Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Stephens wrapped up her 2-hour, 4-minute victory on Court 18 shortly after defending champion Serena Williams’ 34-match winning streak ended with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 loss to Sabine Lisicki on Centre Court.
For the first time in 101 years, no men representing the U.S. even made it to Wimbledon’s third round, and Williams and Stephens were the only women from the country in the fourth round.
Stephens’ next opponent will be Marion Bartoli
Good luck, Sloane!