Sloane Stephens beamed as she said her follower count on Twitter rose to 35,000 after the match from 17,000 before. It has now crept past 40,000, thanks to messages from the likes of former basketball star NBA star Shaquille O’Neal who told her “When you defeat a legend, you become a legend. Keep it going.”
“John Legend tweeted me, Dirk [Nowitzki] tweeted me. I mean, I’m just excited. I want John Legend to sing at my wedding,” said the likeable teen whose late father John Stephens was a former New England Patriots running back.