How I Rock: Tennis Phenom Sloane Stephens Shares Her Playlist

Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

Off Court At The 2013 Australian Open Getty Images :: Marianna Massey

What songs were in Sloane Stephens' rotation during last week's surprise run to the Australian Open semifinals? The 19-year-old shares her five favorite tracks of the moment. As told to Alexandra Willis.

I just love all music. I've got around 1,100 songs on my iPod, but there aren't really particular artists I listen to. I like songs I can relate to. I'm definitely a lyrics person rather than a music person. My favorite song of all time is probably "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion. I love her.

But these are my top five songs of the moment:

"Freedom" by Nicki Minaj

(This is the one I was listening to on my way out onto the court to face Serena.)

"I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift

"Your Body" by Christina Aguilera

"Birthday Cake" by Rihanna

"Champion" by Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown

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