Former US Open winner Sloane Stephens posted photos from her vacation in Greece, where she went with her husband, soccer player Jozy Altidore, ahead of the start of the American hard court swing. Here are some photos from their short holiday.
Stephens is scheduled to start her first hard court tournament after the grass season in Washington, at the Mubadala Citi DC Open.
Stephens reveals how she met her husband
During an Instagram Q&A session, Sloane revealed how she met her husband Jozy Altidore. "How did I meet my husband? We met in fifth grade. We hadn't kept in touch and I accidentally ran into him in a hallway of a training center in 2016!" said Stephens.
Jozy's impact on Stephens' life is especially important as the former Flushing Meadows champion pointed out the loneliness tennis player experience on tour. "We tennis players are very alone. It's a very difficult and lonely sport and I think if we take the human aspect of like, oh, they're just competing, they're just sad.
There are so many elements to being a professional tennis player and athlete.I think people don't sit down and take the time to think about their mental health. Our health largely depends on our bonds with each other. The Surgeon General's new opinion highlights evidence that meaningful relationships are beneficial to our individual and collective health and well-being," said Stephens.