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Which Sloane Stephens Will Show Up at the French Open?

Pete Kiehart for The New York Times

PARIS — New ring. New coach. No more “Game of Thrones.”

Sloane Stephens’s 2019 season officially began in January. But in her mind, she is starting fresh this month, and there is certainly no shortage of symbolism as Stephens returns to the red clay of Roland Garros, where she was a finalist last year.

She and her longtime boyfriend, Jozy Altidore, announced their engagement on April 29.

Three days later, she announced that she had hired the veteran coach Sven Groeneveld to fill the void left by her split with Kamau Murray.