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Johanna Konta roars back to knock Sloane Stephens out of Wimbledon

• British No 1 beats No 9 seed 3-6, 6-4, 6-1• Konta will face No 6 seed Petra Kvitova in fourth roundJohanna Konta produced a superb fightback to beat the ninth seed Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on No 1 Court and reach the last 16 at Wimbledon on Satu…

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‘I back myself’ says Johanna Konta after reaching French Open semi-finals – video

Johanna Konta hit twice as many winners as Sloane Stephens in her 6-1, 6-4 win over the American – a convincing victory which also saw her become the first British women to reach the last four at the French Open since Jo Durie in 1983.Konta, who h…

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French Open quarter-finals: Stephens v Konta, Wawrinka v Federer – live!

Updates from Roland Garros, play starts at 1pm (BST)Konta profits from coach’s powers of persuasionGet in touch! Email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 2.06pm BST Second set: Konta* 6-1, 4-2 Stephens Konta’s fourth service game of the second set, and Step…

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French Open 2019: day one – live!

Roger Federer in action on first day in ParisMen’s form guide | Women’s form guideEmail Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 11.27am BST “Not today” says Muguruza, cementing the change of momentum with a double break. She trails Taylor 5-7 5-2. 11.25am BST P…

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Sloane Stephens: ‘You should be scared of the living, not the dead’

Last year’s French Open finalist talks to Tumaini Carayol about death, illness, maturity and discovering the focus that has often eluded herSloane Stephens grew up surrounded by dead bodies. Her extended family owns a funeral home, so her formative yea…

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Italian Open: Konta beats Stephens but faces Venus Williams in second match of day

Konta beats Stephens 6-7, 6-4, 6-1Osaka beats Cibulkova 6-3, 6-3Johanna Konta came back from a set down to beat Sloane Stephens for arguably the best win of her career in the second round at the Italian Open. However, she must return to the court later…

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Katie Boulter out of French Open with back injury and could miss Wimbledon

• Brit experienced discomfort in Fed Cup against Kazakhstan• Sloane Stephens beats Victoria Azarenka at Madrid OpenKatie Boulter, the young Fed Cup star who helped Great Britain back to the competition’s elite level for the first time in 26 years, has …

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Pavlyuchenkova beats Stephens to set up quarter-final with unseeded American Collins

Russian upsets No5 seed in late-night three setterDanielle Collins shocks No2 seed Angelique Kerber 6-0, 6-2The unseeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won a marathon three-setter against Sloane Stephens 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Australian Open quarter-fin…

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‘Thank you Andy Murray’: Australian Open players pay touching tribute – video

Andy Murray was shown an emotional tribute video featuring a host of tennis stars following his Australian Open exit.Murray, who plans to retire this year due to chronic hip pain, said he would be content if his five-set defeat to Roberto Bautista…

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Konta upsets former US Open winner to progress in Brisbane

Konta defeated Stephens 6-4, 6-3The win was Konta’s 15th over a top 10 opponentFormer US Open champion Sloane Stephens has been bundled out of the Brisbane International in the first round by Britain’s Johanna Konta. A 2016 Australian Open semi-finalis…

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Konta upsets former US Open winner to progress in Brisbane

Konta defeated Stephens 6-4, 6-3The win was Konta’s 15th over a top 10 opponentFormer US Open champion Sloane Stephens has been bundled out of the Brisbane International in the first round by Britain’s Johanna Konta. A 2016 Australian Open semi-finalis…

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Elina Svitolina’s defensive masterclass seals WTA Finals win against Stephens

• Elina Svitolina defeats Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-2, 6-2• ‘This is a very special moment for me,’ says UkrainianElina Svitolina stretched every sinew in a brilliant display of defensive tennis to register the biggest win of her career when she rallied f…

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WTA Finals: Sloane Stephens v Elina Svitolina in final – live!

Game-by-game updates from the final in SingaporeEmail Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 11.05am GMT What an absolute joy that is, a body who grasp that to grow a sport – and just because – you need to make footage freely available. 10.57am GMT Here’s what…

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WTA Finals: Sloane Stephens v Elina Svitolina in final – live!

Game-by-game updates from the final in SingaporeEmail Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 11.05am GMT What an absolute joy that is, a body who grasp that to grow a sport – and just because – you need to make footage freely available. 10.57am GMT Here’s what…

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WTA Finals: Sloane Stephens v Karolina Pliskova, semi-final – live!

WTA Finals updates from the 12.30 BST match in SingaporeStephens into semi-finals after beating Angelique KerberFeel free to email James your thoughts or via Twitter @piercy360 1.13pm BST Much better from Stephens at the start of the game, this time ta…

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WTA Finals: Angelique Kerber v Sloane Stephens – live!

WTA Finals updates from the 12:30 BST match in SingaporeWozniacki reveals battle with rheumatoid arthritisFeel free to email James your thoughts or via Twitter @piercy360 2.13pm BST Second set: Kerber 3-4, 3-6 Stephens* (*denotes server) Emphasis on St…

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WTA Finals: Sloane Stephens beats Naomi Osaka in battle of US Open champions

American comes out on top in three sets, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1Both players are making debuts in season-ending tournamentSloane Stephens came out on top in a match between the two most recent US Open champions. The 2017 champion beat Naomi Osaka 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 o…

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Naomi Osaka v Sloane Stephens: WTA Finals – live!

WTA Finals updates from the match in SingaporeEdmund beats Monfils for first ATP Tour titleFeel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 11.30am BST Hello. With Angelique Kerber and Kiki Bertens scheduled to meet later, the first match in the Red G…

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‘Bitch tried to hit me’: Umpire separates Stephens and Pavlyuchenkova in stormy match

Tensions mount at China Open after medical breakRussian and American confront each other at changeoverSloane Stephens and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova were involved in a fiery meeting at the China Open on Sunday.The American took exception when her opponen…

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Sloane Stephens, defending US Open champion, falls to Anastasija Sevastova

• US player lost 6-2, 6-3 to the world No 18 in scorching heat• Stephens struggles to cope with conditions on Arthur AsheThe reigning women’s champion, Sloane Stephens, succumbed to the tenacity of Anastasija Sevastova as well as the stifling heat…