Do you have specific goals or steps that you look at?
Getting into the top 10, winning again?
Yes, but it never happens the way you want it to. That's one thing I found out throughout my whole career. When you don't make it to one goal, just make some more. But, of course, I'm looking forward to the top 10, all that great stuff. I feel like I have it in me.
There are a lot of players who have gone pro right away, and that path has worked for them, but if you're on the fence even just a little bit or stressed about the decision, you're only going to get more stressed if you turn pro. College tennis is a more controlled environment, and there's such a support system in place for players, so it's much easier to improve and get better....
Novak Djokovic was asked about you and Jelena having dropped a little bit since you all came up at the same time. He said you both have the ability and you were No. 1 and won a Grand Slam. He said it's just mental at this point. Your agree with that?
Yeah, it is a lot to do with confidence. I think also since the first time I entered the game has evolved and there is lot more girls that strike and they have nothing to lose. They play really, really well and they're very dangerous. But, yeah, definitely it's just not the belief of, you know, beating those, you know, top players at the moment.
We've had a Kiki and a Coco, and all sorts of things going on.
It is not easy. For me, the recovery is very hard after the match.
I think sometimes I get so involved in my serve I forget to play the rest of the point. It's definitely a balance. But for me and anybody else, when your serve is in, the rest of your game is beautiful usually.
Her serve is good enough for men's tennis, as well.
Novak Jokovic, referring to Serena Williams
What is all this like? You're in the second round of the U.S. Open. It's quite a big change for you, isn't it?
To be honest, I actually feel kind of normal, as I would hope to. I feel like I've matured since Wimbledon. Also that was definitely a big eye‑opener. A lot of things were going on. I recently became British, my first Grand Slam, my first main draw. It was an epic match. I think I got a lot of that initial nervousness out of the way there. So I feel much more prepared here with these sort of things. I'm just happy that I'm able to stay level.
She's lying on the ground like a dead frog....
Sloane Stephens, referring to Christina McHale and her long wait to get on the court