Stephens starring on biggest stages

Updated: August 31, 2013, 1:07 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW

NEW YORK -- That cliché athletes have about never looking ahead?

Apparently, it doesn't count when they're looking ahead for their opponent.

Sloane Stephens called her anticipated fourth-round US Open match with defending champion Serena Williams "epic," which may well turn out to be true even if Stephens made the comment before Williams had played her third-rounder against Yaroslava Shvedova on Friday night.

Stephens, who moved into the Round of 16 with an easy ...

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