Carlsbad Gallery: The USS Midway Experience
Sloane Stephens and Christina McHale had a very special hit at the USS Midway on Monday.
Published July 17, 2012 12:00
Sloane Stephens and Christina McHale hit on a special mini-court on the USS Midway flight deck.
The two have never played on the WTA, but Sloane Stephens won a super tie-break in this meeting.
Two sailors joined the players on the special mini-tennis court for some impromptu mixed doubles.
Sloane Stephens made a big breakthrough after Wimbledon, making her debut in the world's Top 50.
Sloane Stephens and Christina McHale posed for photos, with planes and helicopters in the backdrop.
The hit on the flight deck wasn't the only part of the visit - they also toured the USS Midway.
Christina McHale, who is ranked a career-high No.27 this week, sat in the cockpit of a fighter plane.
Sloane Stephens, who just made her first Grand Slam second week in Paris, also sat in the cockpit.
Christina McHale and Sloane Stephens were showed around by Herb Zoehrer, a retired US Navy captain.
The two players posed with Herb Zoehrer and John McLaughlin, President & CEO of the USS Midway.