5 American women have advanced to the third round of the US Open, the best performance by American women at theri home Slam since 2004 and 18 year old Sloane Stephens is the youngest of them. The 106th-ranked Stephens beat 23rd-seeded Shahar Peer of Israel 6-1, 7-6 (4).
The American is the youngest woman left in the draw and never won a Grand Slam match until this week. She’s the daughter of 1988 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year John M. Stephens. Vania King, a 22-year-old who splits time between Florida and California and is currently just ranked outside the top 100, upset No.
29 Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia 6-2, 6-0. Stephens and King join Serena Williams, Christina McHale and Irina Falconi in the third round