Sloane Stephens moves up rankings, tops Querrey

Updated: January 24, 2013, 9:36 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Sloane Stephens didn't just achieve her best Grand Slam result by reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open -- she's also one up on her good friend Sam Querrey.

Stephens and Querrey, who lost in the third round of men's singles, share a coach, David Nainkin. They've developed a good-natured rivalry about who's rising faster in the rankings.

With her run to the semifinals at Melbourne Park, Stephens will improve to No. 17 from No. 29 in the rankings next ...

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