A sizzling summer helped Sloane Stephens earn your votes at WTA Player of the Month for August.
WTA Staff
September 18, 2017

Her comeback gained steam on North American hard courts and was capped with her first Grand Slam title -- and for these reasons, you overwhelming voted Sloane Stephens as the WTA Player of the Month for August.

After making back-to-back semifinals of Premier 5 events in Toronto and Cincinnati, Stephens stunned four seeded players en route to her first Grand Slam title at the US Open.

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Stephens went 15-2 in the month of August across three events, skyrocketing her ranking to World No.17 following her comeback from injury. She went a staggering 8-0 in three-set matches, and all 15 victories came against players ranked ahead of her.

"It's probably going to take a couple weeks, months, I don't know, [for it to set in]," Stephens said after defeating Madison Keys in the final in New York. "It's so not real. I feel this is a dream. Am I just going to wake up and be, like, 'It didn't happen?'

"I don't know. Look at that [trophy]. That's incredible. I mean -- I don't know. I just think it's very cool. It hasn't sunk in yet, but hopefully in a little while once I, like, am able to lay down and relax and think about it, I'll realize that I really am the US Open champion."

Final Results for August's WTA Player of the Month

1. Sloane Stephens (63%)
2. Venus Williams (25%)
3. Madison Keys (10%)
4. CoCo Vandeweghe (2%)

2017 WTA Player of the Month Winners

January: Serena Williams
February: Elina Svitolina
March: Elena Vesnina
April: Laura Siegemund
May: Simona Halep

June: Garbiñe Muguruza
July: Madison Keys

How it works:

Finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com