She reached two Grand Slam finals inside a year on the back of 10 months out of the game for foot surgery, and everyone is raving about the tennis Sloane Stephens is playing ahead of the French Open final today.
But what is a she like as a person, what makes her tick, and why doesn’t she let the media get to know her?
In the latest Tennis Podcast, former player and American broadcasting great Mary Carillo joins Catherine Whitaker to describe the Stephens she got to know while working together at The Tennis Channel in the US.
Stephens, wearing a medical boot after her surgery, worked for the TV station for several weeks while out injured, and Carillo spent a lot of time with her. We learn a lot that we have not heard before.