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Unseeded American Sloane Stephens wins US Open for first major title
By Lena Reece
Sunday 10/09/2017
Unseeded Sloane Stephens

Unseeded Sloane Stephens completed a spectacular return from injury by beating fellow American Madison Keys to win the US Open at Flushing Meadows.

Stephens, ranked 83rd, beat 15th seed Keys in 2 sets in the final.

The 24‑year‑old was ranked as low as 957th six weeks ago, having only returned from 11 months out with a foot injury at Wimbledon.

She becomes only the fifth unseeded woman to win a major title in the Open era.

Meanwhile, top seed Rafael Nadal will start as a strong favourite when he takes on South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the US Open final at 8am tomorrow.

The Spaniard, bidding for a 16th Grand Slam title, will play in his 23rd major final, but Anderson is making his debut in a Slam final.

The pair, have known each other since junior days, and Nadal has won all four previous meetings.

Source: BBC

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