By Sandra Rose  | 

Gabrielle Union, Sloane Stephens

Gabrielle Union, left, cheered on Miami Open Tennis winner Sloane Stephens, who defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 7-6, 6-1 during the Women's Final at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida on Saturday.

Sloane Stephens

25-year-old Sloane, a Florida native, won her first Major title at the 2017 US Open in New York against Madison Keys, 23.

Gabrielle Union

45 year-old Gabrielle, center, lives in Miami with her NBA star husband Dwyane Wade and her stepsons. The Miami socialite posed for selfie with excited fans in the stands during the match.

Photos by MediaPunch / BACKGRID

  • Alicia.Ashe


  • Renee26

    Yes!! Black Girl Magic!!

  • Fire & Ice

    Luv Sloan!

  • bashi


  • MJ

    Love Sloane's chocolated ass?

  • Roderick2011

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  • FukkFolks2018

    I'm glad she showed up to celebrate this melanin goddess. Go ladies! Congrats Sloane!

  • Miany

    I met Sloane & her mom I believe several years ago at a nail salon. I didn't know her, but commented on her athletic look .The nail tech was like she's going to be famous one day. I guess she wasn't lying ?

  • Kimberly King

    I watched this match from beginning to end. I'm an avid tennis fan. Sooo happy for Sloane ! She's such a beautiful black woman. Her ass can play some defense, but I see she's up'd her offensive game as well. Of course Serena will always be my fave, but it's good to see another black woman have success in tennis. I believe Sloane is the 4th black woman to win a Grand Slam singles title. Beautiful !

  • Jethro

    Sloane silenced the racists on in that 6-1 final set. Shit was hilarious! They're still on there cryin'. ?

  • Renee26

    That was creepy...we all know they're spoon fed what to say

  • Kanyade

    Congrats to Sloane. She has a beautiful smile.

    Happy Monday everyone! :)

  • SpillyNillie

    Glad to see another Beautiful Black Woman winning!

  • Kanyade

    OAN, speaking of melanin goddesses, how come it's taken me this long to get into American Gods? OMG I love this show! Only five episodes in, presently, but mercy!

  • SpillyNillie

    Can we talk about Fab knocking out Emily's teeth since I wasn't here on Saturday...damn shame! I wonder if he's hit her before? She's putting up with cheating and beating???? HAAAIIIIIIL NAW!

  • Kemi

    Congratulations young lady!!! May your star soar higher!

  • Jethro

    They're about to take over Chicago's WGN TV and AM 720.

  • Ebony Starr

    I am an avid tennis fan. Last year at the US OPEN "fans" were saying that they were tired of Venus and Serena. They weren't ready for Sloane!!!

  • Case

    Congrats to Sloane.

    Btw,.FUN FACT...

    Serena Williams has won this title 8 times, more than any tennis player, female and male.

  • Kanyade

    Iyanla goes HARD on women. sheesh.

  • missarewa

    Go Sloane!

  • Rayne

    Congrats Sloan’s! Love that name.

  • Problem solved

    Congrats to Sloane! So happy for her.

    FUN FACT: Serena Williams has won this title 8 times. More than any tennis player, female and male.

  • SandraRose

    Good morning! I hope everyone is enjoying the Easter holiday today!

  • Yoni7

    Sloane's melanin is poppin! Congratulations to her!

    Winnie Mandela passed away.

  • Yoni7

    Girl her melanin is EVERYTHING, you hear me?!

  • Kanyade

    Good morning! At work, so not much enjoyment going on :) Yesterday was beautiful, though. Enjoy your day!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Hey Sandra! (i'm back at the big house, but i won't complain) *deep sigh*

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Mrs. S. Kidd
  • Kimberly King

    Serena is a legend. She was a legend (and the GOAT) BEFORE she got her 18th GS title... let alone her 23rd. I plan on naming my daughter after this woman. I could never get tired of seeing greatness on my tv screen. I want her to get to 25.

  • Ebony Starr

    I totally agree with you 100%! I plan my life around her matches. I know where I will be when she gets #25!

  • Kimberly King

    I'm glad I didn't plan a trip to the Miami tournament. I wanted to get her S pin, but Naomi Osaka won in the first round. I actually like Naomi. Serena looks good for someone who was on strict bedrest 4-5 months ago. I've only seen her play in person once- and that was when she won the Australian Open in 2015. I was amazed and crying all in the same instance.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Hey Sandy-Mae!! I'm on the plantation but no complaints...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Nice!!! Beautiful win, beautiful girl, beautiful trophy!!!

  • Hunni24

    the same on One writer posted that Jelena was going to wipe Sloane out. They haven't posted since Friday evening!! LOL

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    girl, get out of my mind! LOL!!!!

  • Jethro

    LOL Do they also show fake love for Venus on there in order to mask their racism toward Serena?

  • Problem solved

    Really? The fact that you think that shade is cute, when in reality, it only made you look the dumbass that you are.

    That being said, it's tennis related, and associated with the said tournament. Now be gone.

  • Ozad

    I am really getting tired of her amateurish poses in bad lighting and bad hair weaves...these pics reminds me of those horrendous Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition shots that got leaked earlier this year.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I look like a dumbass or you look like an obsessed Serena fan? You posted this 3 times under different user names. Get a life. Congratulate Sloane and keep it moving. Why bring up Serena? We know she's great, we don't need any reminders from stalkers like you.

  • Problem solved

    Different user name? I don't roll like that dumbass. I copied and pasted and added to his or her post. It's that simple. Now take your attention seeking ass and go find something constructive to do.

    Now remove yourself.

  • Quitedeliteful

    They ain't getting no whole lotta work outta me today -- It's Easter vacation in my mind at least... LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • TheOwley

    There are some things about her that seem force. Hopefully she will embrace her natural hair one day. But these are not things that will prevent the crown from hopefully passing onto her.

  • Kimberly King

    Yea I didn't like Sloane's wig in those SI shots... she'll get better.

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  • hottlanta

    You betta WERK!!!!!!


    Love Sloane... Beautiful woman with a great attitude. She just seems like a fun positive black woman... Its refreshing to see a person especially a black woman in the spotlight who has a great personality and is not an attention seeker. Not always trying to make up a lame excuse to be seen or trying entirely too hard to be sexy or famous. Just a laid back personality what a good change.

  • Hunni24

    Oh yes. Venus is so elegant, so classy compared to Serena, blah blah.

  • Elle V

    F*CK IT UP SLOANE!!! #goals