Sloane Stephens reached the third round in the 2011 and 2012 US Open, the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2012, the Australian Open semifinals in January, the fourth round at the French Open and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon last month.
Top-seeded Americans Serena Williams, Sloane Stephens and Jamie Hampton all advanced to the third round of the US Open. Unfortunately, only one has the possibility to advance to the quarterfinals due to the draw.
Maria Sharapova's return to WTA tournament play after more than a month away was short-lived following an upset loss to 17th-ranked American Sloane Stephens 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the second round of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday.
Feliciano Lopez of Spain won his third career title when he beat second-seeded Gilles Simon 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 6-0 in the Eastbourne final on Saturday, days before they meet again in the first round at Wimbledon.