'Chillax' for Serena-slayer Sloane Stephens, as family freaks

Despite semi-finalists at the Australian Open being guaranteed Aus$500,000 ($527,000), Stephens was reluctant to run up a big bill by replying to all her messages.

updated: January 23, 2013 15:14 IST
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Melbourne: Sloane Stephens stayed calm. Her family freaked out.

The American teenager was celebrating two breakthroughs at the Australian Open on Wednesday. First, she had beaten Serena Williams to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final.

And in a development that seemed to excite her just as much, Stephens doubled her number of Twitter followers in the process.

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