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Sloane Stephens beats Madison Keys to win US Open title

Sloane Stephens beats Madison Keys to win US Open title
Tennis - US Open - Semifinals - New York, U.S. - September 7, 2017 - Sloane Stephens of the United States reacts after defeating Venus Williams of the United States. REUTERS/Mike Segar

New York [U.S.]: Sloane Stephens gave the United States something to smile about after dominating her opponent, Madison Keys to take the U.S. Open title on Sunday.

The 24 year-old player took only 61 minutes to knock down her good friend and opponent by 6-3 6-0 after sitting out 11 months because of foot surgery.

Stephens played a wonderfully composed match making only six unforced errors.

Stephens, ranked 83 in the world coming into the fortnight – although she has previously been as high as 12 where she became the lowest listed player to win a Major since the unranked Kim Clijsters returned from having a baby in 2009. ( ANI)