Sloane Stephens shares all in recent podcast

Stephens is candid about the highs and lows of her career and how the game is changing

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On a recent episode of the Changeover podcast, 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens was the guest. She was open and honest, sharing many things tennis fans have never heard.

Clay is her favorite surface, and she was extremely disappointed to lose the 2018 French Open to Simona Halep. It took her a long time to come to terms with that loss.

After winning the 2017 US Open, Stephens admitted that she did not know what to do or how to focus. The goal for so long was to win a Grand Slam that she was a little disoriented after that. She went into a slump attributed to her focus and an injury she continued to play with that eventually sidelined her.

Stephens talks about how the game has changed during her career

The most interesting part of the interview was when she shared her observations of how the game has changed during her career. Using different balls and even different stringers at the various stops on the WTA Tour makes things so much harder on the players. There were not as many variables when she started. Stephens believes the changes are due to individual tournaments managing costs.

It is refreshing to hear that Stephens is at peace with how her career has gone. She may never be World No. 1, but she is okay. She tries to balance life with the game and laughs when asked why she looks so unhappy on the court. Stephens is a great ambassador of the game, and if you have 60 minutes, you should listen to the entire podcast to hear all of her insights.

Stephens is having a great week. She turned 31 and won big matches in both singles and doubles in the early rounds of the Miami Open.

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