(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 the second set tie breaker to win 6-4 7-6(4).
In the other main draw match today unseeded Olga Govortsova of Belarus upset No.5 seed Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 6-2 6-1.
Mandy Minella (LUX), Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP), Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) and Lauren Davis (USA) have qualified for the main draw after the final round of qualifying was completed today. Nina Bratchikova (RUS) also moves into the draw as the lucky loser after the withdrawal of Brisbane International finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) due to a left hip injury.
Monday’s order of play is action packed and will see Jarmila Gajdos...