Sloane Stephens of US wins opener in Luxembourg

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Associated Press

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 11:36 AM

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Second-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States beat 2009 champion and Swiss wild card Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 6-3 Tuesday to advance into the second round of the Luxembourg Open.

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will play later 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).

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