Top-ranked defending champion Serena Williams defeated US 15th seed Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday to reach the US Open quarter-finals, avenging a loss that ousted her from the 2013 Australian Open.
Sloane Stephens of the United States reached the French Open’s fourth round for the second consecutive year with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory Saturday over 92nd-ranked Marina Erakovic, who was penalized a point in the third set for getting coached.
By Will Swanton
American teenager Sloane Stephens ended Serena Williams’ bid for a historic calendar-year Grand Slam when she sent the injury-hampered favourite crashing out of the Australian Open Wednesday.
Third-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States survived a three-set opening match against Bulgaria’s Sesil Karatantcheva 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 in the first round of the Citi Open on Monday.