Sloane Stephens, 24, wins first US Open title after defeating fellow American and friend Madison Keys, 22
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Sloane Stephens, 24, wins first US Open title after defeating fellow American and friend Madison Keys, 22

SLOANE STEPHENS has won her first US Open after defeating Madison Keys, her her American contemporary, 6-3, 6-0. Ranked 957th last month, the 24-year-old reigned supreme over No. 15-seeded Madison, completing one of the most remarkable comebacks in a sport after returning from more than 10 months out with a foot injury in July. It … Continue reading

Sloane Stephens, 24, makes history as the first American woman besides the Williams sisters to advance to US Open semifinals
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Sloane Stephens, 24, makes history as the first American woman besides the Williams sisters to advance to US Open semifinals

SLOANE STEPHENS has made history as the first woman, besides the Williams sisters, to advance to the semifinals of the US Open. The 24-year-old, who was off the tour for nearly a year after having foot surgery, beat Latvian Anastasija Sevastova over three compelling sets on day nine to reach her second slam semi-final on … Continue reading

Lynette Nylander, former deputy editor of i-D magazine in the UK, is appointed deputy editor of Teen Vogue in New York
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Lynette Nylander, former deputy editor of i-D magazine in the UK, is appointed deputy editor of Teen Vogue in New York

LYNETTE NYLANDER has been appointed deputy editor at Teen Vogue. In the newly created role, Lynette, the former deputy editor of i-D in the UK, will work under history-making editor, Elaine Welteroth. Announcing the news on Twitter, she wrote: “Kind of a #latergram as it was from a couple of days ago BUT here’s me … Continue reading

10-year-old campaigner ‘Little Miss Flint’ raises over $10,000 to provide peers with school supplies amid ongoing water crisis
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10-year-old campaigner ‘Little Miss Flint’ raises over $10,000 to provide peers with school supplies amid ongoing water crisis

A 10-YEAR-OLD girl who has campaigned tirelessly for clean water in her hometown of Flint, Michigan has helped raise over $10,000 to ensure her peers have supplies when they start the new school term. Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny, known affectionately as Little Miss Flint, partnered with the nonprofit organisation Pack Your Back for a school supply distribution in … Continue reading

Meet Sherron A. Stevens: A 21-year-old author of two books, founder of a car detailing service and owner of a food truck
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Meet Sherron A. Stevens: A 21-year-old author of two books, founder of a car detailing service and owner of a food truck

MEET SHERRON A. Stevens, a 21-year-old college student from Columbus, Ohio, who is already an author of two books and the founder of a successful mobile Auto detailing service, is launching a food truck that will give customers a one of a kind experience. Bondfire Grill will sell the bonfire experience and bring people to … Continue reading

Shariah Harris, 19, becomes first black woman to ride in US polo’s highest league
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Shariah Harris, 19, becomes first black woman to ride in US polo’s highest league

EARLIER THIS month, Shariah Harris became the first African-American woman to play in the highest polo league in the United States. The 19-year-old took the field for the Postage Stamp Farm team and became a pioneer in polo, breaking barriers in the white, male-dominated sport. Shariah didn’t always she her future in polo, but rather … Continue reading

Meet Patrick Brown Jr: The 23-year-old piano teacher who has had 23 surgeries to repair his sight
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Meet Patrick Brown Jr: The 23-year-old piano teacher who has had 23 surgeries to repair his sight

MEET 23-YEAR-OLD Patrick Brown Jr, a piano teacher from Toronto who can barely see past a few feet directly in front of him. Patrick, who is affectionately called BJ by his family and friends, has had 23 surgeries in 23 years to install, repair or replace a shunt in his brain that drains the fluid … Continue reading