Sloane Stephens recently took to social media to let her followers know that she is spending a great deal of time exploring the best tourist spots in South Africa with her husband, Jozy Altidore, an American professional soccer player.
The 29-year-old arrived in the African country just over a week ago to take part in the 2022 Africa Cares Women’s Tennis Challenge, an event that was scheduled to take place at the DP World Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg on December 3-4. , after the event was postponed, the 2017 US Open champion decided to spend her time exploring the beautiful country.
“We did it in South Africa! I can’t wait to spend the next couple of days exploring, learning and of course playing a little tennis here,” Stephens wrote on Instagram.
Stephens has visited various tourist destinations in the country and has shared photos and videos from her expeditions almost every day.
“This might be my favorite picnic experience ever,” she wrote in another social media post.
One of the highlights of the holiday was the couple’s visit to Londolozi, a private game reserve located in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve near Kruger National Park. The American tennis star was overwhelmed with the whole experience as she shared multiple animal photos from her safari.
“The best possible summary of the past 3 days. Honestly it doesn’t even begin to show how amazing this experience has been,” she wrote.
The Africa Cares Women’s Tennis Challenge is an annual two-day event that raises awareness against gender-based violence. Aside from Sloane Stephens, this year’s event was set to honor top players such as Ons Jabeur, Martina Hingis, Dustin Brown and Khololwam Montsi. Simona Halep was also supposed to come and play, but was banned by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) in October after a banned substance was found in her drug test.
It is currently unknown when the exhibition event will be held.
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Stephens, who began her 2022 season as the 65th-ranked player, is ranked world No. 37. The highlights of the year for her were winning the Abierto Zapopan title in Guadalajara in February and reaching the quarter-finals of the French Open.