Sloane Stephens beats Shuai Zhang 7-5 6-4 in the 1st round in Wuhan on Sunday. Stephens will play against Yafan Wang in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Sloane conquered the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after conceding her serve in the 6th (2-4) game, The American broke back in the 7th (3-4) and in the 11th (6-5) game before winning the set 7-5.

2nd set.

Stephens conquered a good lead at the beginning of the set after breaking Zhang in the 1st game (1-0). Nonetheless, that was not enough for Stephens to win the set as the Chinese succeeded in breaking back in the 6th (2-4) and in the 8th (4-4) game. Sloane kept her focus to break Zhang in the 9th (5-4) game before conquering the set (6-4).

1st
Stephens
Zhang
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
2
4
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Stephens
Zhang
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
4
3
4
2
4
1
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, the American scored 81 points vs. the Chinese’s 74 points.

The American was sharp when converting 56% of the break points that she procured (5/9). On the other side, Shuai was pretty effective in converting 50% of the break points that she conquered points (3/6). Nevertheless, that was not enough to win the match.

After this encounter, the head to head between Stephens and Zhang is 3-2 for Sloane.

Next Match: Sloane Stephens vs. Yafan Wang – stats

Stephens will compete against Wang in the 2nd round.

This will be the 2nd time that Sloane Stephens and Yafan Wang play each other. The head to head is 1-0 for Stephens (see full H2H stats), but they have never played each other on hard.

The last time that they competed against each other, Stephens won 6-0 6-2 in the 2nd round in London back in July 2019.

Tennis Scores in Wuhan

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