VIDEO: Sloane Stephens hustles for ‘great point’ that sent crowd going ‘crazy’

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Sloane Stephens sent the crowd into raptures at the US Open as she produced a “great point” during her match against Elise Mertens.

The defending champion marched into the quarter-finals with a commanding 6-3, 6-3 victory over Elise Mertens.

And after the match she was asked her performance, but replied: “You are not describing that point good.

“She hit a drop shot. I hit a drop shot back. Then she lobs me to my forehand. I ran back and hit a forehand cross-court – and the crowd went crazy. You didn’t describe it like that. You were getting lost in there. I think that was a great point.”

We have to say that description is pretty accurate from the third seed, judge for yourself.

Stephens, though, admits she is not one to practice flashy shots during training.

“I’m the type of person, if the ball goes over my head, I’m like, ‘Whatever,’ in practice. I don’t practice that. I think it makes it unnatural,” she said.

“It makes you try to do too much if you’re practicing trick shots. I don’t know how (Nick) Kyrgios and guys like that do it.”


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