THROWBACK VIDEO: Serena Williams avenges loss to Sloane Stephens in 2013 US Open blockbuster

In a highly-anticipated all-American grudge match, tennis legend Serena Williams took on newcomer Sloane Stephens in the fourth round of the 2013 US Open.

Williams had lost against Stephens in their previous encounter at the 2013 Australian Open, ending her 20-match winning streak in the process. The then-World No.1 had defeated Stephens two weeks earlier in Brisbane, and was a heavy favorite to lift the title in Melbourne. However, she fell to her younger opponent in a match that saw Williams receive treatment for back spasms.

The two finally clashed again at Flushing Meadows, and each was eager to obtain the lead in this year-long rivalry. In a mostly one-sided display, Williams proved why was was the best player in the World. The Grand Slam champion hit 22 winners, dominating Stephens 6-4 6-1 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Williams would go on to win the event, claiming her 5th US Open title and 17th singles Grand Slam trophy.


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