Sloane Stephens reveals plans after tennis for American Way Magazine

Athlete: Sloane Stephens, 25, posed on the cover of American Way Magazine and revealed that, although she loves sports, tennis sometimes

Sloane Stephens may be one of the most talented tennis players in recent history, but even with her immense talent, she will be the first to admit that the sport is not always enjoyable.

In an interview with American Way, the magazine aboard American Airlines, in which the 25-year-old tennis player posed for a series of stunning photos, showing her toned physique and radiant skin, she admitted sincerely that for her, sometimes & # 39; tennis is not fun. "

A good example would be when he lost in the first round at Wimbledon in July and, most recently, his loss to Simona Halep during the French Open final. But it is not only the losses on the court that have a negative impact on your life, but also the immense sacrifices you have to make to stay on top of your game.

Athlete: Sloane Stephens, 25, posed on the cover of American Way Magazine and revealed that, although she loves sports, tennis sometimes "is not fun".

Making Time: In the magazine, Sloane argued trying to find a balance between tennis and other aspects of his life, such as his foundation and his boyfriend, Toronto FC player Jozy Altidore.

Making Time: In the magazine, Sloane argued trying to find a balance between tennis and other aspects of his life, such as his foundation and his boyfriend, Toronto FC player Jozy Altidore.

Making Time: In the magazine, Sloane argued trying to find a balance between tennis and other aspects of his life, such as his foundation and his boyfriend, Toronto FC player Jozy Altidore.

"I really wanted to cry, I cried," he said of the defeat. "If you play a sport to live, you're going to lose, and that's how it is."

But Sloane realizes that this is the price to pay for being good at the sport, which opened its tracks to a variety of players after Serena left her baby.

"We had Serena dominating for so long, and she's a big part of women's tennis," Sloane said. "But it's nice to see that everyone is winning, not just one person."

Sloane only won a Grand Slam, the US Open in 2017, and expects to do the same this year in September.

But despite her drive and her enormous potential to dominate the sport one day, she has been criticized sometimes for lack of ambition and vigor.

& # 39; Everyone always says: & # 39; You do not show that you care, "he said." Is that because I'm not hitting my racket? Why am I not screaming?

Maybe people expect him to act more like tennis legend, John McEnroe, who was known to throw tantrums on the court, but Kamau Murray, Sloane's coach since 2015, said he was "coming up." for the game it is very healthy "because she knows that, as a black woman, there are many girls in a worse situation".

Talent: Sloane only won a Grand Slam, the US Open in 2017 and expects to do the same this year in September

Talent: Sloane only won a Grand Slam, the US Open in 2017 and expects to do the same this year in September

Talent: Sloane only won a Grand Slam, the US Open in 2017 and expects to do the same this year in September

Skillful: Sloane was first introduced to tennis when she was nine years old because her mother said she was "gifted" in the sport.

Skillful: Sloane was first introduced to tennis when she was nine years old because her mother said she was "gifted" in the sport.

Skillful: Sloane was first introduced to tennis when she was nine years old because her mother said she was "gifted" in the sport.

But the fact is that Sloane, who turned professional nine years ago, cares a lot about sports and a variety of other things, such as his foundation, which is geared toward "shaping the future of children by providing education opportunities and fostering healthy lifestyles, "according to their website.

And, of course, there is her boyfriend, the soccer player of Toronto FC, Jozy Altidore, with whom he tries to spend as much time as possible when he is not training or competing.

Happy: Sloane exhibited her athletic physique and her elegant sense of style in the haute couture photo shoot, which saw her posing on the tennis court

Happy: Sloane exhibited her athletic physique and her elegant sense of style in the haute couture photo shoot, which saw her posing on the tennis court

Happy: Sloane exhibited her athletic physique and her elegant sense of style in the haute couture photo shoot, which saw her posing on the tennis court

"I think people forget that we are human, and that everyone can have a life," he said.

"You can not wake up one day and look back, and be like, dang, I should have married him. Do you already know? & # 39;

And Sloane has that same mindset without remorse when it comes to his future, away from tennis, because he's currently studying to get an online business title.

"I'd rather be able to tell my children," Yes, Mom got a degree, Mom did this. "After tennis, I'm going, God willing, to be a parent and run a business, tennis races are not that long." .

And that was no more evident than when she suffered a Stress fracture in his left foot at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.

In January of 2017, she underwent surgery that left her sidelined during the first half of the year, but Sloane was not too upset about that and described her free time as "the best time."

But she does not expect to have more days off in the near future, but she is used to that since she had to sacrifice herself and endure a lot to get where she is today.

Similar: After defeating Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2013, she was hailed as Serena's Second Coming.

Similar: After defeating Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2013, she was hailed as Serena's Second Coming.

Similar: After defeating Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2013, she was hailed as Serena's Second Coming.

What's at stake: Sloane added that girls can sometimes be super competitive because not only are they competing to win, but there's also fashion and beauty & # 39; that comes with it

What's at stake: Sloane added that girls can sometimes be super competitive because not only are they competing to win, but there's also fashion and beauty & # 39; that comes with it

What's at stake: Sloane added that girls can sometimes be super competitive because not only are they competing to win, but there's also fashion and beauty & # 39; that comes with it

Sloane met the sport when he was nine years old (his mother, Sybil Smith, said he "had a gift"), but when he was 14 years old and was about to compete in his first professional game, his stepfather was diagnosed with cancer.

And TA few years later, in 2009, he was at the US Open when he learned that his biological father, John Stephens, a former NFL runner with whom he had recently reconnected, had died in a car accident.

"I went through a phase in which everything that happened," I do not like tennis anymore, "Sloane told American Way Magazine.

His mother added: "It was a very difficult time in his life, and both losses were incredibly overwhelming, I had to really find that passion for tennis and divide those feelings into compartments."

Eventually, Sloane would continue to deal with the losses and would later become one of the most talked-about tennis players, especially after he defeated. Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2013.

Sloane received the second coming from Serena, which Sloane said was "more stressful than anything else."

And after he defeated Serena, he also shared with ESPN The Magazine, that the 36-year-old tennis phenomenon and she were no longer on good terms.

In her way: Sloane does not let the drama of tennis bewilder her and has accepted that she will not be a tennis player forever (Sloane competes against Stefanie Vogele at the Mexican Open in March)

In her way: Sloane does not let the drama of tennis bewilder her and has accepted that she will not be a tennis player forever (Sloane competes against Stefanie Vogele at the Mexican Open in March)

In her way: Sloane does not let the drama of tennis bewilder her and has accepted that she will not be a tennis player forever (Sloane competes against Stefanie Vogele at the Mexican Open in March)

"She has not told me a single word, she has not spoken to me, she has not greeted, she has not looked, she has not been in the same room with me since I played her in Australia," Sloane told the publication.

"And that should tell everyone something, how it happened to say all these good things about me to follow me on Twitter."

She added: "I like it, really! People should know, they think it's so friendly and that's the way it is, no, that's not reality! Do not stop following someone on Twitter, eliminate them from BlackBerry Messenger, I mean, for what? Why? & # 39;

Sloane said that girls can sometimes be super competitive because not only are they competing to win, but fashion and beauty also come and sponsorships do not hurt either (Sloane's current backers include Nike, Mercedes-Benz and Colgate). .

But Sloane does not let the drama of tennis disconcert her and maybe that is her secret to success: the acceptance that she will not be a tennis player forever and understand that there is a world that does not revolve around sport.

Kamau said: "I understand how social things make you feel resentful about sports, and one of the reasons for Sloane's success is that, from a programming perspective, we have been very attentive to make time for some of that."

"I really appreciate the importance of a happy 25-year-old woman, happy people win more games."

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