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Everyone’s atwitter about Sloane Stephens

American teen upsets her childhood idol Down Under
“This is so crazy,” 29th-seeded Sloane Stephens said after she eliminated childhood idol Serena Williams 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 from the Australian Open on Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia. “Oh my goodness. I think I’ll put a poster of myself (up) now.”
Sloane Stephens, the 29-seed at the Australian Open, upset No. 3 Serena Williams in the all-American quarterfinal to reach the semifinals Down Under. Stephens will play top-ranked Victoria Azarenka today.
Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – A look at the 10th day of the Australian Open tennis championships Wednesday:



Weather: Mostly sunny, high of 77 degrees. Today’s forecast is windy and hot, high of 99.

Attendance: Day, 20,671. Night, 15,682. Total, 36,353.

Winners: Quarterfinals, men’s singles – No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 3 Andy Murray. Quarterfinals, women’s singles, No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, No. 29 Sloane Stephens. Quarterfinals, men’s doubles – No. 1 Bob and Mike Bryan.

Losers: Quarterfinals, men’s singles – No. 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Jeremy Chardy. Quarterfinals, women’s singles – No. 3 Serena Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Stat of the Day: 10 – number of consecutive Australian Open semifinal appearances by Federer, extending his record.

Quote of the Day: “I thought about it like for a nano-second,” Williams said on whether she thought about retiring during her loss to Stephens because of a back injury.

Playing Today: Men’s singles semifinals – No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 4 David Ferrer; Women’s singles semifinals – No. 2 Maria Sharapova vs. No. 6 Li Na, No. 1 Victoria Azarenka vs. No. 29 Sloane Stephens.



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Everyone’s atwitter about Sloane Stephens

“This is so crazy,” 29th-seeded Sloane Stephens said after she eliminated childhood idol Serena Williams 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 from the Australian Open on Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia. “Oh my goodness. I think I’ll put a poster of myself (up) now.”
Sloane Stephens, the 29-seed at the Australian Open, upset No. 3 Serena Williams in the all-American quarterfinal to reach the semifinals Down Under. Stephens will play top-ranked Victoria Azarenka today.
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