Madison Keys (R) of the United States is consoled by winner Sloane Stephens of the United States. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Sloane Stephens may have hoisted the U.S. Open trophy Saturday with her defeat of Madison Keys but American tennis was the big winner at the year's final Grand Slam.Keys, Stephens, CoCo Vandeweghe and Venus Williams became the first U.S. women to sweep all semifinal spots at a Grand Slam since Wimbledon in 1985 .Keys and Stephens also became the first Americans not named Venus or Serena Williams to feature in a Grand Slam final since Lindsay Davenport lost to Venus at Wimbledon in 2005 .Following Whitney Osuigwe's French Open win and Claire Liu's Wimbledon crown, the Anisimova-Gauff final ensured three different American girls won the Grand Slam junior titles in the same season.
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