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Stephens earns first major title

NEW YORK - Sloane Stephens couldn't make sense of it all, couldn't grasp how she had moved around the court so surely in winning the U.S. Open women's title eight months after foot surgery had confined her to her couch, couldn't comprehend that she had soared from 957th in the rankings in late July to the top of the tennis world with her 6-3, 6-0 rout of friend and fellow American Madison Keys on Saturday.

As she stood on the court at Arthur

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