19-year-old Sloane Stephens beat her idol Serena Williams yesterday to advance to the semifinals in the Australian Open.
Sloane said at her press conference before shockingly winning the knock out match against Serena:
"[The next match] just happens to be Serena. She's obviously one of the greatest players to ever play the game. Without all that, it's still a tennis match … The court's the same size. You're still playing a regular person across the net. You've just got to go out and play.”
She's already been featured in Teen VOGUE and admitted then she had posters of the Williams sisters on her wall. She now says maybe she should hang one of herself.
What Serena said when she first met Sloane:
“I saw her in the locker room. She was another black girl. I was like, ‘Hey!’ That’s when I first noticed her. ‘What up, girl?”’