Sloane Stephens Captures Citi Open Title

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 09: Sloane Stephens of the United States kisses the trophy after defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in the women's singles final during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center on August 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Connecticut Open commit Sloane Stephens captured the first WTA title of her career over the weekend, hoisting the trophy at the Citi Open in Washington D.C. Below we take a look at her path to her first title!

Round 1: def. Magda Linette 6-2, 6-1 MATCH STATS

Stephens was dominant in her opening round match against Magda Linette, firing four aces and winning 67 percent of her service points en route to victory.

Quarterfinals: def. Louisa Chirico 6-4, 6-4 MATCH STATS

Following a second round walkover, the rising American’s powerful serve was on full display against Chirico. Stephens blasted six aces and won more than 80 percent of her first serve points to reach the semifinals.

Semifinals: def. Sam Stosur 7-6(4), 6-0 MATCH STATS

Stephens entered the evening with an 0-2 record against Stosur, but the American would battle through a strenuous first set to blank the Aussie in the second. The American kept her unforced errors low, committing only 16 to Stosur’s 36. Stephen was also successful against the Aussie’s second serve, winning 58 percent of those points.

Finals: def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-2 MATCH STATS

Stephens defeated Pavlyuchenkova on Sunday to win her first WTA title, rolling through the field without dropping a set in the tournament. Following a week-long trend, the American was dominant with her serve and came through in clutch moments in the match, winning over 60 percent of her break points while Pavlyuchenkova managed just one in six attempts.

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