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Matchmaking: Tennis’s Stephens, soccer’s Altidore engaged

April 29, 2019
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United States' Sloane Stephens reacts after defeating Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky during their playoff-round Fed Cup tennis match, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
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United States' Sloane Stephens reacts after defeating Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky during their playoff-round Fed Cup tennis match, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

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.

Hers said: “Forever yes.” His said: “Forever starts now.”

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.

The 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 Americans since October 2017, when a loss at Trinidad and Tobago prevented them from qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Altidore has been with Toronto FC in Major League Soccer since 2015.

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