US Open: Sloane Stephens wins her first Grand Slam title, Hingis and Murray take mixed doubles
Sloane Stephens wins her first US Open singles Photograph: (DNA)
Sloane Stephens won her first Grand Slam title by routing fellow American Madison Keys in a 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday in the US Open final. She took home a $3.7 million (3.07 million euros) top prize in what is the biggest victory of her career. Stephens became only the fifth unseeded player to win a women's Slam title.
In a statement, Stephens said, "This journey has been incredible and honestly I wouldn't change it for the world."
Stephens made only six unforced errors in the match to 30 for her opponent Keys in the match. It was the first final set of a US Open women's championship match where the loser didn't take a game since Chris Evert beat Evonne Goolagong 6-3, 6-0 in 1976.
While in the mixed doubles, Briton Jamie Murray and Swiss Martina Hingis added another US Open title to their Wimbledon mixed doubles crown.
Hingis will also be competing in Sunday's women's doubles final alongside Chan Yung- Jan. With this victory, she now has 24 Grand Slam titles across singles and doubles.