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American Sloane Stephens broke Laura Robson's service in the opening game and went on to beat the British player 6-4, 7-6 (4), in a first-round match at the Hobart International on Sunday.
Stephens, the eighth-seeded player in Hobart, lost in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Serena Williams at the Brisbane International last week.
In the only other first-round match Sunday at the Domain Tennis Centre, Olga Govortsova of Belarus had a 6-2, 6-1 upset win over fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.
Top-seeded Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan plays China's Peng Shuai in a first-round match Monday.
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(January 6. 2013) Hobart – No.8 seed and Brisbane International quarter finalist Sloane Stephens (USA) has continued her good run in Australia to defeat British star Laura Robson (GBR) in the opening round of the Moorilla Hobart International.
Nineteen-year-old Stephens took the first set swiftly breaking Robson in the first game of the first set before clinching the match in...
American Sloane Stephens broke Laura Robson's service in the opening game and went on to beat the British player 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the first round of the Hobart International on Sunday.
Stephens, seeded eighth, was coming off a quarterfinal loss to eventual champion Serena Williams in the Brisbane International.
In the only other first-round match Sunday at the Domain Tennis...
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