Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys played out a far from memorable US Open final but their post-match embrace at the net, move to sit alongside before the trophy and warm interaction throughout won many hearts.
Sloane Stephens said that her mother never gave up on her and credited her for her triumph at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Stephens defeated fellow American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 to lift her maiden US Open title.
The 15th seeded Madison Keys reached her first Grand Slam final after defeating the 20th seeded CoCo Vandeweghe in the second semifinal of the US Open. It took 66 minutes for Keys to clinch the match in straight sets by 6-1, 6-2.