Sloane Stephens gets text messages from grandpa

Updated: January 17, 2013, 1:21 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- One of the things Sloane Stephens likes about winning at the Australian Open is that her tech-savvy grandparents can keep watching her from back home.

"My grandpa texted me," the 19-year-old Stephens said. "He said they stayed up again to watch me `on the machine' as my grandpa calls it."

That's the computer.

Grandpa got to see Stephens advance Thursday to the third round, beating France's Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-3. It's one of many reasons to be proud ...

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