WTA Beijing - Sloane Stephens and Sara Errani advance to the second round of China Open



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WTA Beijing - Sloane Stephens and Sara Errani advance to the second round of China Open

Tennis - 20 year old American Sloane Stephens is through to the second round of the WTA China Open in Beijing after a straight sets win over Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 6-4. Stephens could meet former world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the third round and current world no.

1 Serena Williams in the quarter finals. Meanwhile, fifth seeded Sara Errani also moved into the second round with a straight sets win over Wimbledon semi-finalist Kirsten Flipkens. 16th seeded Simona Halep, who has won 4 WTA titles this season, was beaten in the first round by Urszula Radwanska.

Here are all the results from the main draw on Saturday - [11] Sloane Stephens (USA) d Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4 Monica Niculescu (ROU) d Annika Beck (GER) | 7 - 6 (4) | 6 - 4 Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d Alize Cornet (FRA) | 3 - 2 | ret [12] Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) d Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) | 6 - 2 | 3 - 6 | 7 - 5 Urszula Radwanska (POL) d [16] Simona Halep (ROU) | 7 - 6 (4) | 7 - 6 (2) | Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d Heather Watson (GBR) | 1 - 6 | 6 - 3 | 6 - 3 [10] Roberta Vinci (ITA) d Elina Svitolina (UKR) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 2 [5] Sara Errani (ITA) d Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) | 7 - 6 (3) | 6 - 1