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Stephens wins in Luxemborg

16 October 2013, 10:51

Luxemborg - Second-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States has beaten 2009 champion and Swiss wild card Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 6-3 to advance into the second round of the Luxembourg Open on Tuesday.

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark opened her campaign in the WTA event late Tuesday.

Two seeds fell: No. 4 Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium lost to Katarzyna Piter of Poland 6-4, 6-2, and No. 6 Mona Barthel of Germany lost to Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Results from first day of the WTA Luxembourg Open on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):

First round:

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x1) bt Mandy Minella (LUX) 6-3, 7-6 (7/2)
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) bt Irina Begu (ROM) 6-4, 6-2
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) bt Kristina Kucova (SVK) 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3
Katarzyna Piter (POL) bt Kirsten Flipkens (BEL x4) 6-4, 6-2
Stefanie Vogele (SUI) bt Mona Barthel (GER x6) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)
Karolna Pliskova (CZE) bt Lourdes Dominguez (ESP) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1
Sloane Stephens (USA x2) bt Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 6-3, 6-3

- AP


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