In March Sloane Stephens couldn’t walk and had her foot in a protective boot.
On July 31 she was ranked 957th in the world.
Today she is the US Open Champion.
Stephens’ astonishing rise is a remarkable story and her victory in Saturday’s US Open final against MAdison Keys certainly struck a chord with those watching.
Is this the start of a new era in women’s tennis. Tune in to Eurosport for the Australian Open in January to find out.