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Li Looks Strongest as Azarenka Courts Controversy

The match between top seed and defending champion Victoria Azarenka and 19-year-old Sloane Stephens seemed straightforward at first. In the first set, both players were content to stay on the baseline, working points patiently. Stephens has the power and speed … Continue reading

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Sightings from the Mountain, Tuesday

Ferrer d. Almagro, 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2 For almost three sets, Nicolás Almagro played the match of his life. Hitting aggressively, firing backhand winners down the line or blasting David Ferrer out of position with explosive inside-out forehands, Almagro … Continue reading

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Sightings from the Mountain, Tuesday

Stephens d. Halep, 6-4 6-0 in Hobart This was the first chance I’ve had this year to watch Sloane Stephens, who has been getting a lot of attention as a young talent who has raised her game to a new … Continue reading

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