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The media need to stop comparing Sloane Stephens to Serena Williams

I've read numerous articles and the writers always compare Sloane Stephens to the Williams Sisters especially Serena because she's also a black woman.

The American press are wrong for putting too much pressure on this young girl she clearly is not mentally ready to take that next step.

I suggest Sloane maybe try to play lower level WTA events and try to win some events first.

She also might need to see a sports psychologist and work through the mental problems she's having on court.

Sloane plays too defensive tennis and not enough offensive tennis she's capable of being more aggressive yet chooses not to which is wrong.

She let Ivanovic off the hook and just choked the match.

Serena won the US OPEN at the tender age of seventeen, Sloane Stephens is nineteen and she hasn't even reached a WTA Tour final or a grand slam quarterfinal.

I think Sloane has a lot of talent but she plays too defensive tennis and hits the ball crosscourt too much. She also needs to improve her backhand.

Sloane has a lot of talent but she seems terrified when she meets a top player. I don't know why? Why should Sloane be afraid the pressure is on the higher ranked player not her.


However, I think the American media are putting too much pressure on Sloane. Sloane choked that match against Ivanovic last night and she's done it before. I didn't know that Stephens had a 6-2 5-1 40-15 lead against Kerber in Indian Wells but FOUND a way to LOSE that match this year!

The girl clearly has a lot of game but Chris Evert is right, Sloane's mental side of the game has not matched her athletic abilities. I don't know why Sloane doesn't believe she's not good enough or maybe she just gets really tight when trying to close out matches.
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Re: The media need to stop comparing Sloane Stephens to Serena Williams

And you need to stop opening threads

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I've read numerous articles and the writers always compare Sloane Stephens to the Williams Sisters especially Serena because she's also a black woman.

The American press are wrong for putting too much pressure on this young girl she clearly is not mentally ready to take that next step.

I suggest Sloane maybe try to play lower level WTA events and try to win some events first.

She also might need to see a sports psychologist and work through the mental problems she's having on court.

Sloane plays too defensive tennis and not enough offensive tennis she's capable of being more aggressive yet chooses not to which is wrong.

She let Ivanovic off the hook and just choked the match.

Serena won the US OPEN at the tender age of seventeen, Sloane Stephens is nineteen and she hasn't even reached a WTA Tour final or a grand slam quarterfinal.

I think Sloane has a lot of talent but she plays too defensive tennis and hits the ball crosscourt too much. She also needs to improve her backhand.

Sloane has a lot of talent but she seems terrified when she meets a top player. I don't know why? Why should Sloane be afraid the pressure is on the higher ranked player not her.


However, I think the American media are putting too much pressure on Sloane. Sloane choked that match against Ivanovic last night and she's done it before. I didn't know that Stephens had a 6-2 5-1 40-15 lead against Kerber in Indian Wells but FOUND a way to LOSE that match this year!

The girl clearly has a lot of game but Chris Evert is right, Sloane's mental side of the game has not matched her athletic abilities. I don't know why Sloane doesn't believe she's not good enough or maybe she just gets really tight when trying to close out matches.
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Re: The media need to stop comparing Sloane Stephens to Serena Williams

It is too much pressure, and she could never be the Queen.


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Re: The media need to stop comparing Sloane Stephens to Serena Williams

I agree.
It is too much pressure for Sloane, especially when she has not really proven she can win.
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Re: The media need to stop comparing Sloane Stephens to Serena Williams

And it would help Sloane to not have her face plastered all over the US Open grounds. You couldn't turn without seeing her.

Though they were "names" by then, Serena and Venus were able to win their first slams without that kind of public expectation. In fact, they had the opposite, which is a difficult though very different mental course to complete.

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And you need to stop opening threads
what is your problem?
your anger is always on the surface, and it does not take too much to erupt

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Re: The media need to stop comparing Sloane Stephens to Serena Williams

That has happened in the past, it's happening now and will continue to happen until forever. It's the same for every player. It's on them to cope with that "pressure", although I don't really see that as a pressure, as much as I see it as something flattering that can make one progress on it. For God's sake, she is a professional athlete, not beaten up kid
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Re: The media need to stop comparing Sloane Stephens to Serena Williams

Don't read tennis press. Problem solved.

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Re: The media need to stop comparing Sloane Stephens to Serena Williams

agree with title, considering she has ~1% talent of the WS.
Rest is usual Morrissey BS.

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what is your problem when dozens of ppl on this board already said same about Morrissey? Do you follow him everywhere?
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Re: The media need to stop comparing Sloane Stephens to Serena Williams

I think it´s normal. For the german media is every german player, who can win three matches in a row, the "next Steffi Graf".
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Re: The media need to stop comparing Sloane Stephens to Serena Williams

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I think it´s normal. For the german media is every german player, who can win three matches in a row, the "next Steffi Graf".
Kerber is obviously the next Steffi Graf. Do they need some more?
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