Katie Swan stuns grand slam winner Sloane Stephens in Poor Homburg

Katie Swan

Katie Swan stuns grand slam winner Sloane Stephens in Poor Homburg


British participant Swan, who will be competing on a wildcard at Wimbledon, scored a 2-6 6-4 6-2 victory about her American opponent.

Even though Stephens has not been routinely hitting the heights of her 2017 Flushing Meadows triumph in the latest seasons, the entire world range 48 would have fancied receiving earlier Swan on Sunday (June 19).

The 23-yr-old Swan essential a wildcard just to get into qualifying for this function in Germany, and she is owing to play doubles together with Stephens on Monday (June 20).

The match began perfectly plenty of for Stephens, but Swan commenced to relish the matchup and levelled the contest just before dominating the determining set. Swan let a few match points slip by, serving two double faults as the stress obtained to her, but the win was secured when Stephens drilled a forehand into the net.

Speaking in an on-court job interview, Swan claimed: “It feels great. Sloane is an remarkable player. She’s a grand slam champion, and you are not able to get significantly greater than that.

“We’re truly participating in doubles with each other tomorrow, so with any luck , that’ll be exciting. I’m so happy to arrive as a result of that one. It is my first event on grass not in England, so it is really been entertaining so significantly, and it is in all probability my finest consequence.”

Other winners on Sunday (June 19) in Poor Homburg incorporated Caroline Garcia and Kamilla Rakhimova, who upset eighth seed Liudmila Samsonova.

At the Eastbourne International, where Serena Williams is thanks to make her tennis comeback by taking part in doubles in the coming days, initially-round winners on Sunday included Marta Kostyuk, Kaia Kanepi and Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Poland’s Magdalena Frech relished a 6-3 6- stroll in opposition to Zheng Qinwen, the 19-yr-previous Chinese player who beat Simona Halep ahead of creating Iga Swiatek loads of challenges at the recent French Open up.

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