WTA Professional Tennis Player, Sloane Stephens had always been a force to be reckoned with. The youngest player ever to break into the top 100 rankings, her future was brighter than ever. But in 2016, just weeks before the US Open, tragedy struck. A devastating foot injury forced Sloane to withdraw from the tournament, leaving her dreams in tatters.
Devastation turned into determination as Sloane embarked on a grueling road to recovery. With her eyes firmly set on returning to the courts, she pushed herself like never before. And in that journey, the iWALK hands-free crutch became her trusted companion.
This innovative device allowed Sloane to maintain her mobility and independence while her foot healed. Gone were the days of traditional crutches that restricted her movements and hindered her progress. Sloane could continue her rehabilitation with remarkable ease while she maintained muscle mass and muscle memory by utilizing the iWALK crutch.
As the 2017 US Open drew near, Sloane faced a daunting challenge. She had spent nearly a year away from professional tennis, with limited time on the court to prepare. But Sloane had a fire burning within her, and the iWALK had been instrumental in keeping that fire alive.
The tennis world watched in awe as Sloane Stephens made her triumphant return. Against all odds, she defeated the legendary Venus Williams in a thrilling semi-final match. It was a moment of sheer grit and determination, a testament to her indomitable spirit.
In the final, Sloane continued her inspiring journey, clinching the US Open title. Sloane Stephens had not just won a championship; she had conquered adversity and emerged stronger than ever.
Today, Sloane continues to shine on the tennis court, but her journey to becoming a US Open Champion will forever be etched in history as a testament to the power of determination, and innovation, and iWALK was proud to help make this possible.