Sloane Stephens Quest for #1: 2019 Cheering Thread - TennisForum.com
 129Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 2018, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 398
                     
Sloane Stephens Quest for #1: 2019 Cheering Thread

Sloane enters the year ranked #6!

First tournament up is Brisbane (12/31 - 1/6). Sloane has no points to defend the entire Australian swing (except for a measly 10 points just from playing the 1st round in Melbourne) so a good showing in tournaments could greatly increase her ranking.

Practice pics in Brisbane:


Last edited by sprwmn88; Dec 29th, 2018 at 12:44 AM.
sprwmn88 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2018, 12:33 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,653
                     
Re: Sloane Stephens 2019 Cheering Thread

Noooo...i was just about to make this thread. Could change the title to Sloane Stephens Quest for #1: 2019 Cheering thread.
b_o_r is offline  
post #3 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2018, 12:39 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,653
                     
Re: Sloane Stephens 2019 Cheering Thread

She will play Jo Konta in the 1st round. Hmm..
b_o_r is offline  
 
post #4 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2018, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 398
                     
Re: Sloane Stephens 2019 Cheering Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by b_o_r View Post
Noooo...i was just about to make this thread. Could change the title to Sloane Stephens Quest for #1: 2019 Cheering thread.
Sorry...I know you made it last year but I wanted to post the practice pics and didn’t see a thread. I will change the title though.
sprwmn88 is offline  
post #5 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2018, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 398
                     
Re: Sloane Stephens Quest for #1: 2019 Cheering Thread

Practice vid from Brisbane:

https://imgur.com/gallery/411CLc3
sprwmn88 is offline  
post #6 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2018, 02:43 AM
Senior Member
 
V-MAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 27,311
                     
Re: Sloane Stephens Quest for #1: 2019 Cheering Thread

Oh I thought she wasn't starting her 2019 campaign until Sydney
It's a good idea though to play a full Aussie summer schedule to try and make a claim for the #1 ranking.

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
V-MAC is offline  
post #7 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2018, 02:56 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
goOudinUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 44,117
                     
Re: Sloane Stephens Quest for #1: 2019 Cheering Thread

Looking forward to Sloane's season Excited to see what she can accomplish this year!!
goOudinUSA is offline  
post #8 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2018, 06:53 AM
country flag MrV
Senior Member
 
MrV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,038
 
It's a tough first round if Konta is firing. She will not get much rhythm with Konta being so hit and miss. At least she arrived in Australia with some time to spare so looks like she could be taking this seriously.
It's a doable draw if she can negotiate the first couple of rounds.

MrV is offline  
post #9 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2018, 10:10 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,653
                     
Re: Sloane Stephens 2019 Cheering Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by sprwmn88 View Post
Sorry...I know you made it last year but I wanted to post the practice pics and didn’t see a thread. I will change the title though.
Thank you
b_o_r is offline  
post #10 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2018, 05:10 PM
Senior Member
 
ItaliaStalia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 7,200
                     
Re: Sloane Stephens Quest for #1: 2019 Cheering Thread

OMG, I cant wait for her season to start! She seriously has a legitimate shot at #1, but has to play well. With a really good result in Brisbane, she could possibly snatch a Top 4 seed for the AO, which would assist in a deeper run

Proud supporter of my American girls
ItaliaStalia is offline  
post #11 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2018, 08:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Trey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10,785
                     
Re: Sloane Stephens Quest for #1: 2019 Cheering Thread

Hoping she can pull of the win here, and get off to a better start to the season then last season. This is the time to gain some points before Miami Open come up
Trey is offline  
post #12 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2018, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 398
                     
Re: Sloane Stephens Quest for #1: 2019 Cheering Thread

Sly Black is coaching her in Australia, BTW.

I thought that was him in the practice vid I posted but someone on Twitter confirmed it with photo evidence

sprwmn88 is offline  
post #13 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2018, 06:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,653
                     
Re: Sloane Stephens Quest for #1: 2019 Cheering Thread

Welp, she plays tonight at 8pm EST.
b_o_r is offline  
post #14 of 678 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2018, 08:09 PM
Senior Member
 
V-MAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 27,311
                     
Re: Sloane Stephens Quest for #1: 2019 Cheering Thread

Looking forward to the match later!

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
V-MAC is offline  
post #15 of 678 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 2019, 12:08 AM
Senior Member
 
V-MAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 27,311
                     
Re: Sloane Stephens Quest for #1: 2019 Cheering Thread

She's wearing last year's kit.....Nike did to get their act together

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
V-MAC is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome