Seed, Sloane Stephens, Karolina Muchova

Seed, Sloane Stephens

Tennis-American Stephens ousts 18th seed Muchova to reach fourth round

Tennis-American Stephens ousts 18th seed Muchova to reach fourth round

5/6/2021 3:39:00 PM

Tennis-American Stephens ousts 18th seed Muchova to reach fourth round

PARIS: Former U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens overcame an attacking Karolina Muchova at the French Open on Saturday, ousting the Czech 18th ...

05 Jun 2021 08:10PMShare this contentBookmarkPARIS: Former U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens overcame an attacking Karolina Muchova at the French Open on Saturday, ousting the Czech 18th seed with a 6-3 7-5 victory and progressing to the fourth round.

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Former world number three Stephens, who reached the final at Roland Garros in 2018, has slipped down the rankings to 59th currently. But the 28-year-old's experience and consistency enabled her to fend off the challenge from Muchova, four years her junior.

AdvertisementAdvertisementAustralian Open semi-finalist Muchova had plenty of problems on her serve in the early stages of the match, and a lone break in the fourth game was enough for the American, who won her home major in 2017, to take the opening set on the Simonne Mathieu court. headtopics.com

After a double exchange of breaks in the second set, Stephens then took a third break to seal the win and set up a clash against either Czech Barbora Krejcikova or fifth-seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina.(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Berhampore, India; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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