It’s 5 days ’til Cincy, and Sloane Stephens has come a long way, baby. In honor of her first WTA title in DC this weekend, we take a quick peek back at her 3rd round match against Jelena Jankovic at last year’s Cincinnati tourney.
It was hotter than hell on this day in August, with unrelenting sun that seemed to burn the very air we all in the packed, standing-room-only stadium were trying to breathe. The players struggled mightily, and it was a messy match…quite literally a hot mess in this case. Despite needing a time-out for heat exhaustion, JJ took it in two close sets, 7-6 (4) 6-4.
That awkward moment when you planned to hit an easy winner and things went horribly awry…….
Sloane likely asking her coach how on earth she was gonna lose the match to a moaning, crazy woman draped in ice towels.
We leave you with a nicely framed advertisement for the tourney. The sponsors will love this one.
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