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Sloane Stephens makes waves at Carlsbad

Sloane Stephens makes waves at Carlsbad

Originally Published: August 9, 2011
By Viv Bernstein

For those waiting, wondering and worrying about who will lead the next wave of women's tennis players in the United States, there might have been a glimpse of the future last week during the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad, Calif.

Her name is Sloane Stephens, and she's an 18-year-old from Plantation, Fla., who is currently No. 112 in the WTA rankings. Stephens posted her first career victory over a top-20 player on Wednesday when she beat No. 20 Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5 in the second ...

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