Sloane Stephens' comeback run at the Rogers Cup continued on Thursday afternoon in Toronto, as the American ousted No.3 seed Angelique Kerber to reach the quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-2.
The former World No.11 kept her inspiring comeback going with a 58-minute win over the No.3 seed, a performance in stark contrast to the two lengthy three-setters she won against Yulia Putintseva and No.14 seed Petra Kvitova to reach the last 16.
"Last week, I said eventually I was going to beat someone - so three people, it's pretty good," Stephens said after the match. "So, I'm just pleased with that - pleased to be playing well and just happy to be back on the court again. In the first match, I played well, someone that I don't think I have ever played before...and then second match playing Kvitova is never easy and she's a lefty, which I haven't played in a really long time.