Matchmaking: Tennis's Stephens, soccer's Altidore engaged
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 30, 2019 06:31 AM
United States' Sloane Stephens reacts after defeating Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky during their playoff-round Fed Cup tennis match, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
By The Associated Press
Talk about matchmaking: 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens and soccer player Jozy Altidore are engaged.
Both tweeted the news Monday, posting a photo and brief message.
Hers said: "Forever yes." His said: "Forever starts now."
Forever starts now. pic.twitter.com/cI8uumEScq— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) April 29, 2019
In addition to winning a Grand Slam title 1.5 years ago, Stephens was the 2018 French Open runner-up and was a member of the 2017 championship U.S Fed Cup team.
The 26-year-old American currently is ranked No. 8.
The 29-year-old Altidore has scored 41 goals in 110 international appearances since his U.S. national team debut in 2007. He has not played for the Americans since October 2017, when a loss at Trinidad and Tobago prevented them from qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
Altidore has been with Toronto FC in Major League Soccer since 2015.