PHOTO: American tennis star Sloane Stephens graduates from Indiana University

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, December 15th, 2017 | 0

Sloane Stephens is having a dream year – not just on the court, but off it as well.

The American tennis player surprised one and all by winning the US Open crown – her first Grand Slam title – earlier this year. And now – capping off the year on a high – she has completed her B.A. in Communication Studies from Indiana University East.

According to WTA, the 24-year-old complete the course online but visited the campus to grace her presence at the celebrations.

“Getting my degree has been the highlight of my life,” Stephens was quoted as saying. “Education has always been very important for myself and my family.

“Many in my family are college graduates and receiving my degree has been a goal of mine.

“I enjoyed coming to the campus, meeting many of the people who helped me along the way and of course receiving my diploma.”

Meanwhile, Stephens, who had an otherwise disappointing year (15-10 record), will look to begin her new season on a high when she competes at the Brisbane International in the first week of January.

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