LONDON - Grand Slam tournaments bring out the best in Sloane Stephens, the last American singles player still around at the All England Club.
The 17th-seeded Stephens, who will play for the Freedoms this month in World TeamTennis, reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals Monday with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over 19-year-old Monica Puig of Puerto Rico.
Stephens made a run to the Australian Open semifinals in January and a second-week appearance in the French Open in June. At Roland Garros, she reached the fourth round before losing to 2012 champion Maria Sharapova.
At Wimbledon on Tuesday, Stephens will take on 15th-seeded Marion Bartoli of France, the 2007 runner-up, with a chance to reach her second major semifinal of the year - and of her nascent career.