Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/2/12
The nighttime crowd on Arthur Ashe, all 24,600 of them, was treated to an entertaining duel between Ana Ivanovic and Sloane Stephens, two of the women's game's most attractive stars, but the result was not quite what the fans wanted. Stephens, the 19-year-old who seems poised for great things in the game, fought as hard as she could to stem the flow of winners from the Serb's racket, but, in the end, she was simply overpowered and went down, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2. Although there was little sign of it as she chased everything in sight, Stephens was suffering from what she called a "minor ab strain." "It affected my serve, kind of threw me off a little," Stephens said. "Things like that happen. It's nothing you can control. This morning, I woke up with some swelling. Just tried to put it out of my head. I went out there and gave it all I had, pretty much, and then some. That's all you can really do." Stephens had lost to Ivanovic here 12 months ago in straight sets. Ivanovic felt the diff...
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