Who is Sloane Stephens? Everything you need to know about Iga Swiatek's 2022 US Open opponent

World No.1 Iga Swiatek looks to book her place in the second round of the 2022 US Open on Thursday night as she prepares to take on home favourite Sloane Stephens.

Swiatek cruised to victory in her first game of the tournament, beating Italy's Jasmine Paolini in straight sets, but the pre-tournament favourite now faces another tough test on her way to the third round.

Here is everything you need to know about Sloane Stephens ahead of her clash with Swiatek on Thursday afternoon.

Who is Sloane Stephens?

Sloane Stephens returns to the scene of her first and only Grand Slam title win to date with the 29-year-old having won the US Open against all the odds back in 2017.

Thursday's encounter will be something of a grudge match for Stephens, who was beaten 6-4, 7-5 by Swiatek in the ATP Cincinnati tournament just weeks prior to the start of the US Open.

Stephens heads into this second-round US Open encounter ranked down at 51st in the world, but the one-time World No.3 will hope to book her third successive US Open third-round appearance by upsetting Swiatek.

Where to watch Iga Swiatek vs Sloane Stephens

British tennis fans will be able to watch the 2022 US Open Grand Slam via Amazon Prime Video, with the streaming platform serving as the UK's exclusive broadcaster this summer.

For US tennis fans, ESPN is the place to go in order to watch this summer's US Open matches.

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