At the WTA tournament in Charleston, Sloane Stephens, former US Open champion, defeated countrywoman Madison Keys in two sets, skipped events in Australia due to COVID-19 positivity. Stephens won the challenge withe the final score of 6-4 6-4, qualifying for the third round.
In the press conference she said: “I think I performed my game very well, served well and managed to maintain my level of play until the end.” She is in Charleston with her new coach, Darian King.
She added: “I’ve known Darian since I was 12, he’s a bit like a member of the family, and right now I need to start loving what I do again, I need a person who knows me and can keep the situation light enough. Darian was training in Florida, it was exactly for me and we decided to try this situation. I don’t know how long it will last, since he has a Challenger next week, but for the moment it works like that.”
Below the highlights of the match.