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Stephens a Teen Idol After Upsetting Hers

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What was supposed to be a learning experience against one of the greatest tennis players in history turned into one of the biggest upsets in tennis history on Wednesday, when the 19-year-old Sloane Stephens introduced herself to a global audience by rallying to defeat her 31-year-old American elder Serena Williams, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Williams is a 15-time Grand Slam singles champion, and was the No. 3 seed and heavy favorite here, but what made the result all the more surprising was that she has been as dominant of late as she has been in the past: sweeping to the Wimbledon, Olympic and Read Full Article »

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