Sloane Stephens downs Magda Linette 7-5 6-3 in the 1st round in Beijing on Sunday. Stephens will have to play Saisai Zheng in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

The American won the set after she broke Linette 3 times in the 3rd (2-1), in the 7th (4-3) and in the 11th (6-5) game. Linette tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 6th (3-3) and in the 10th (5-5) game. However, the American didn’t lose the lead before winning the set 7-5.

2nd set.

Linette started off on the right foot in the set after breaking Stephens in the 2nd game (2-0). Notwithstanding, Stephens found the way to come back to break Linette 3 times in the 3rd (1-2), in the 7th (4-3) gamein the 9th game before winning the set (6-3) after breaking his opponent in the last game.

Linette was completely knocked out in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-3 to 6-3).

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

Statistics

At the end of the match, Sloane scored 77 points vs. Magda’s 67 points.

Stephens won this match even if she was struggling in finding the solution in converting her break points since she converted only 43% (6/14). On the other side, Magda was well focused in converting 50% of the break points that she procured points (3/6). Anyhow, that was not enough to win the encounter.

After this encounter, the head to head between Stephens and Linette is 3-0 for Sloane.

Next Match: Sloane Stephens vs. Saisai Zheng – stats

Stephens will play Zheng in the 2nd round.

This will be the 3rd time that Sloane Stephens and Saisai Zheng face off. The head to head is 2-0 for Stephens (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they played, Stephens won 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the 3rd round in Madrid back in May 2019.

Tennis Scores in Beijing

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