For 1 hour and 8 minutes of the match, the ninth racket of the world, 26-year-old Sloan, realized five break points and made a mistake once. 30-year-old Timea Bacsinszky, who occupies the 91st place in the world classification, took the opponent’s bet twice and made one double mistake.
The American has increased the gap in the personal meetings of athletes – 3: 0.
In the second round of the tournament, Stephens will fight either with Chinese woman Yafan Wang.
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