Sloane Stephens played a near-perfect match to beat Madison Keys 6-3 6-0 in an all American final as she clinched her maiden grand slam title on Saturday.
Stephens joined Kim Clijsters in 2009 as the only unseeded women to take the U.S. Open title in the Open era, which began in 1968.
In the first all American U.S. Open women’s final since Serena Williams beat her sister Venus in 2002, Stephens made only six unforced errors to frustrate Keys.
She sealed a straightforward win on her third match point when Keys sent yet another shot into the net.
Stephens was sidelined for 11 months because of a stress fracture in her left foot. She had surgery in January and returned to the tour in July.