"Once you get to the top-20, we're all pretty solid players," offered up the likeable Stephens. "So I think just Serena and Sharapova and Radwanska, they're obviously leading at the top.
Stephens is playing this week at the Western & Southern Open, a WTA Premiere event outside of Cincinnati.
Currently ranked No. 17 in the WTA rankings, Stephens was victorious in her first round in Cincinnati defeating Petra Martic 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, before a partisan crowd.
To back up that win, Stephens upset Maria Sharapova on Tuesday night 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-3.
Even though Stephens is a big star in the world of tennis, she remains surprised by the number of fans that follow her every move.
"I mean, I never wanted to be popular. I want people to want my autograph. Like I don't mind signing autographs, it's fine."
Still, even with a fast start to 2013 in Australia, Stephens is getting adjusted to playing all the big names on a regular basis.
"The first time you go out and play a top-10 player, you're going to be a little bit nervous, but I think now- I wouldn't say every week I'm playing a top-10 player, but along those lines, I'm playing some tough players."
Stephens is really looking to get back to New York and the U.S. Open.
"I want to end the year off with a bang," smiled Stephens. "But I definitely don't want to put extra pressure on myself to make the quarters at the Open or make the semis or something like that."
A great attitude and it's good to see Stephens is focused on long-term goals.
"I want to improve my ranking, and I want to get better. So, I kind of want to go out and enjoy myself and not stress too much about the whole situation."
Stephens says she wants to have fun- that's the way it should be, even in the high stakes world of professional women's tennis.