Sloane Stephens was often criticized for playing too aggressive and taking too many risks, which forced her to hit many unforced errors. The US Open champion, after her win at the US Open, met a group of journalists to discuss her success over Madison Keys in the final.
The World No. 17 thinks she plays the correct way, and results showed it in the last month as she also reached Toronto quarter-finals and Cincinnati semis. 'I think my game is OK. I think I don't need to change anything', the 24-year-old said.
'If I can play the way I play and win a Grand Slam, I don't think there needs to be any discussion about it. I think it's good, and it works, so I'm going to keep doing the same thing.' Stephens' coach Kamau Murray, who has been working with the American since 2015, thinks she can keep playing offensively because of her character: 'I think you have to play the way that fits your personality," he said.
"You know, Sloane is somebody that I don't think needs to be purely offensive. I think she is an opportunistic type of player. If you make a mistake, she can make you pay. But to take somebody—that's not super aggressive as a person—[if] you make them [very] aggressive on the tennis court, you take them too far away from their personality.
I don't know that I'd say be more aggressive. Be more opportunistic is probably a better way for her to play.' ALSO READ: Tennis world congratulates Sloane Stephens on her first Major title! .