Thomson ReutersAugust 29, 2013 02:47
By Julian Linden
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the anointed leader of the next generation of American tennis players, Sloane Stephens is getting used to being in the spotlight.
At the U.S. Open on Wednesday, there was she again, under the bright lights of New York but in the most intimidating stadium in world tennis.
The 20-year-old had been a bundle of nerves in her first match on Monday at Louis Armstrong Stadium and needed nearly three hours to advance.