Roger Federer is a very loved person and player in tennis even in the WTA Tour. In an interview, Sloane Stephens commented on her admiration for the Swiss: "I think there's a lot of people in the line above me that probably know a lot more detailed things about Roger's life.
I would say that I do, I admire him a lot. He's a great player. He's a great person. Obviously, he's done a lot for our sport. I wouldn't say I'm the biggest fan, but I am definitely a fan." On Justin Gimelstob leaving the ATP Board after being involved in an assault case, Stephens added: "I think it's an ATP issue that they will have to figure out themselves.
I mean, has nothing to do with us over here." Stephens finally commented on her admiration for Serena Williams: "Yeah, obviously, she's a great player. A lot of us are lucky to be playing at the same time as her.
Yeah, she is a great champion. I think any time anyone steps on the court with her, it's an honor and privilege to play with her." Asked about how it felt to play clay tournaments in a row, Stephens added: "It felt good.
Obviously, two tournaments in, gone well so far. Keeping the good momentum going." On her new co-operation with her coach Sven Groeneveld, Stephens added: "I think things are going well so far. Obviously, with a new coaching relationship, it takes a little bit of process, a little bit of learning.
So, yeah, so far so good. Obviously, we're doing what we can. Nothing to complain about so far."