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Tennis - Caroline Wozniacki loses again; now on a 5 match losing streak

Tennis - Sloane Stephens advances to quarter finals
WTA Tennis  23 May 2013 - 15:01 / by Prakash / reads 1376.
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Tennis - With rain playing spoilsport on Tuesday, several players had to play back to back matches on Wednesday at the WTA Brussels Open. But top seed Caroline Wozniacki, who received a first round bye, could not make it through.

The former world no. 1 was beaten by China's Jie Zheng 6-2, 6-4 - her fifth consecutive loss on the tour and putting her in an official slump.

Meanwhile, American Sloane Stephens who has been struggling of late, managed to win two matches to advance to the quarter finals. American Varvara Lepchenko is also through to the quarters.

SINGLES - SECOND ROUND
Sloane Stephens (USA) d Shuai Zhang (CHN) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 0 | 
Shuai Peng (CHN) d Olga Govortsova (BLR) | 4 - 6 | 7 - 6 (4) | 7 - 6 (4) | 
[7] Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d Elena Baltacha (GBR) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 0 | 
Kaia Kanepi (EST) d Jana Cepelova (SVK) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 3 | 
Romina Oprandi (SUI) d Julia Goerges (GER) | 6 - 3 | 0 - 0 | 
Jie Zheng (CHN) d [1] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 4 | 

SINGLES - FIRST ROUND
Jie Zheng (CHN) d Mallory Burdette (USA) | 6 - 2 | 4 - 6 | 6 - 3 |
[6] Julia Goerges (GER) d Coco Vandeweghe (USA) | 6 - 1 | 7 - 5 | 
Romina Oprandi (SUI) d Melanie Oudin (USA) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 2 | 
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) d Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 0 | 
[5] Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d Madison Keys (USA) | 6 - 4 | 1 - 6 | 6 - 2 | 
Kaia Kanepi (EST) d [3] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) | 6 - 4 | 7 - 6 (6) | 
[8] Shuai Peng (CHN) d Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 0 | 
Shuai Zhang (CHN) d Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 3 | 
[4] Sloane Stephens (USA) d Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) | 6 - 3 | 2 - 6 | 6 - 3 | 
Jamie Hampton (USA) d Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) | 1 - 6 | 6 - 3 | 6 - 4 |




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