Monday, January 8, 2018

Stephens bundled out in Sydney

Stephens bundled out in Sydney
Stephens bundled out in Sydney

Sloane Stephens was bundled out of the Sydney International first round by Camila Giorgi63 60.

Stephens looked rusty against the big-hitting Giorgi and made 35 unforced errors in just over an hour.

World number 13 Stephens has not won a match since beating Madison Keys in the final at Flushing Meadows in September.

She lost both singles encounters in the Fed Cup against Belarus, lost twice in the WTA Elite Trophy event in Wuhai and suffered first-round losses in two tournaments in China.

"I trained in Italy, my home, and felt so very good. I did six weeks of preparation. It was great. Very good," said Giorgi, who missed the back end of last season with an elbow injury.

"I made a few errors at the start but then I played my game and it was good after that."

Giorgi will next meet Petra Kvitova, who went through when Mirjana Lucic-Baroni retired after losing the first set 6-1.

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