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.
In addition to winning a Grand Slam title 1½ 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.
— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) April 29, 2019
Forever starts now. pic.twitter.com/cI8uumEScq
— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) April 29, 2019
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThe 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 U.S. since October 2017, when a loss at Trinidad and Tobago prevented them from qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
Altidore represented the United States at both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. His professional soccer career began in 2006 with Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls. After a seven-year stint with professional clubs in Europe, Altidore returned to MLS in 2015 to play for Toronto FC, helping lead the team to the league championship in 2017 and being named MLS Cup MVP.
Altidore and Stephens were childhood friends who reconnected at the start of 2016 and began a relationship.
SOURCE: The Associated Press