Sunday Sports - - SAN JOSE AT TORONTO FC - — Kur­tis Lar­son

Jozy Alti­dore’s bet­ter half had a much bet­ter day.

While her main squeeze was pot­ting goals Satur­day night in a rout of the San Jose Earth­quakes, Alti­dore’s girl­friend was be­com­ing a ma­jor ten­nis cham­pion.

Amer­i­can Sloane Stephens — who has been spot­ted min­gling with Alti­dore in Yorkville — de­feated Madi­son Keys in straight sets to win the U.S. Open.

Alti­dore had trav­elled to Flush­ing Mead­ows, N.Y., to watch Thurs­day’s semi­fi­nal. He re­turned to Toronto on Fri­day morn­ing in time for pre-match train­ing.

He’d prob­a­bly ad­mit his two-goal per­for­mance was a bit over­shad­owed by what his girl­friend ac­com­plished.

“I’m thrilled for her,” Alti­dore told TSN dur­ing a half­time in­ter­view. “She’s worked re­ally hard to get back to where she is right now. I couldn’t be hap­pier.”

Alti­dore sur­prised TSN’s Kris­tian Jack when he said he was aware of Stephens’ win de­spite the first half be­ing played si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

“My mom told me in the stands,” Alti­dore said. “It’s good for her. We’ve been friends for a long time. To see her progress, it’s a great sight to see.

Alti­dore mother sig­nalled to her son at some point in the first half that Stephens had won.

“Her ded­i­ca­tion. Her hand­work. Her re­silience to come back at an even higher level than she was be­fore. Well done to her,” Alti­dore added.

The duo have known each other since the fifth grade at Boca Ra­ton (Fla.) prep school.

Both are South Florid­i­ans, who spent much of their youth at high per­for­mance soc­cer and ten­nis acad­e­mies.

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