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Five For Friday: Tennis

By Paul D. Bowker | March 30, 2018, 12:01 a.m. (ET)

Sloane Stephens celebrates after defeating Venus Williams in the women's semifinal at the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 7, 2017 in Queens, N.Y.


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Sloane Stephens, who made her Olympic debut at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, is one win away from her first tournament title since she shockingly won the 2017 US Open. Stephens plays Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia in the women's singles final at the Miami Open.

Meanwhile, 2012 Olympian John Isner is a win away from playing for the men’s singles championship. After defeating Hyeon Chung of South Korea in the quarterfinals, Isner faces fifth-seeded Argentinian Juan del Potro on Friday in the semifinals. 

The women’s singles final is Saturday, followed by the men’s final on Sunday. Both are at 1 p.m. ET.

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The men's doubles final also includes a set of Americans: Three-time Olympians and twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan. The men’s doubles final is Saturday, when they will play Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev of Russia.

CoCo Vandeweghe, a 2016 Olympian, is in Friday’s semifinals in women’s doubles with playing partner Ashleigh Barty of Australia. The final is Sunday. 

Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.