Sloane Stephens takes blame, declares peace with Serena Williams in tweet

Tuesday May 7th, 2013

Sloane Stephens Sloane Stephens lost in the first round of the Madrid Open. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

So are we all following each other on Twitter now?

It looks like everything is copacetic between Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams. Stephens tweeted Tuesday that she spoke to Williams to straighten out the controversy surrounding her scathing comments in ESPN The Magazine.

"Great to see @serenawilliams & @sloanetweets have talked & figured it out. Not easy to grow up in front of world & do everything perfectly!" broadcaster and former tennis phenom Tracy Austin tweeted.

Earlier Tuesday, Williams took the high road when asked about Stephens' comments in the magazine story.

“I don’t really know. I don’t have many thoughts,” Williams told reporters in Spain after defeating Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-2, 7-5 in the second round of the Madrid Open, answering the one question posed to her about Stephens. “I’m a big Sloane Stephens fan and always have been. I’ve always said that I think she can be the best in the world. I’ll always continue to think that and always be rooting for her."

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