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Sloane Stephens, doTERRA Performance Advocate and 2017 US Open Champion

October 9, 2019


I’m Sloane Stevens. I’m 25 years old, and I’m a professional tennis
player on the WTA tour. In 2017, I won the US Open, after 11 months
of not playing professional tennis. I was injured. I had foot surgery. My goal, obviously, was always to win a Grand
Slam and win a major tournament. After the US Open, I had a huge slump. In my heart, I wanted to play, but physically,
my body was like, “No, it’s not happening.” When you play an individualized sport, you
can’t blame it on anyone except for yourself. It was very overwhelming, but I think I found
the right balance. I just try to keep a positive attitude. Last year I went from Toronto, LA. LA, Beijing. Beijing, Belarus. Belarus, Aruba. Aruba, New York. New York, Toronto. Toronto, LA. I could not sleep for the life of me, so I
was like trying to find any little thing to help me sleep. One time my mom was like, “Okay, let’s get
a diffuser, get you some lavender.” I was like, “This is it, okay.” I’m lathering myself in every type of oil. I do testers on everyone, so if you come over
I’m like, “You want to try it?” If you don’t want to try it, that’s the only
way you can get in my house. So just rub some on everybody, and just see
if they like it. Like, “Do you feel anything? What’s going on? Do you feel grounded?” I love Cheer. That’s my absolute favorite one. I put that in my diffuser during the day. It smells so good. Like when you walk in, it’s just like so calming. That’s my favorite one. I have after-school programs in Compton Unified. We have 23 schools. They have tennis for 10 weeks, so we did 23
blacktops at all 23 schools in the district. The program is free. All you have to do is just sign up. Then we supply the equipment. We supply the coaches. Like all you have to do is show up, and you
can play as much tennis as you want. For me to be able to give them that opportunity
to be able to enroll in an after-school program, recess tennis, and the Saturday program. Giving them all the tools so they can have
the opportunity to play. Tennis has given me the opportunity to travel. It’s given me opportunity for free education. It’s given me opportunity to see the world,
basically. Meet people that I would normally never meet
in my whole life. I feel very grateful for all the opportunities
that tennis has given to me. If one kid plays on their high school team,
goes to college, plays on their junior college team, it’s all worth it, because someone used
tennis as a utility to make something happen in their life. I don’t know what will happen. I don’t know if I’ll ever win another tournament,
but I do know that whatever I do on and off the court, I’m going to try to have the best
attitude that I possibly can have. That will allow good things to happen to me, with me, with others. I just feel like that’s just a great place
to be in, because you’ll allow amazing things to happen.

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