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Sport Venus squanders seven match points in loss, Stephens also beaten in Acapulco

11:05  26 february  2020
11:05  26 february  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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Teenage qualifier Kaja Juvan staved off seven match points in one game before pulling off a stunning come-from-behind victory over two-time champion ACAPULCO , Mexico -- Slovenian qualifier Kaja Juvan pulled off a stunning escape in the first round of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por

Stephens is bidding to snap a four- match losing streak dating back to Beijing last October; the American has also lost her last four (and seven of her last nine) matches against players ranked outside the Top 100 (Svetlana Kuznetsova in I had the best time at the Player’s Party in Acapulco !

Venus Williams hitting a ball with a racket: American Venus Williams © Getty Images American Venus Williams

Venus Williams' tough start to 2020 continued as she squandered seven match points in a first-round loss at the Mexican Open, while Sloane Stephens was also beaten.

Williams made an early exit at the Australian Open and the American veteran went down to Slovenian qualifier Kaja Juvan 4-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 in Acapulco on Tuesday.

The 39-year-old wasted seven match points during the second set before bowing out after two hours, 38 minutes.

Williams, a two-time champion of the event, also served 13 double faults as she lost a fourth straight match – a run dating back to last year.

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Stephens beats Venus Williams 6-1 0-6 7 -5 in first semi-final. She is walking out there so cocky, so brash, I don't think she even thinks there is a loss in her future. I think Venus played an unbelievable match , but Sloane just lifted her level in the third set, with superb defence and great shots from Three of those points will go down in the record books as greatest points in a US Open semi-final.

Summary Keys will face Sloane Stephens in all-American final Stephens beats Venus Williams 6-1 0-6 7 -5 in first semi-final That's more matches won at the US Open by Venus Williams than all of the other women's

It was a tough day for the seeds at the WTA International event, where Williams was joined by Stephens and Lauren Davis in losing.

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Stephens, the top seed and 2016 champion, suffered her fourth straight loss to begin 2020, going down to Mexican wildcard Renata Zarazua 6-4 6-2.

The fourth seed, Davis was edged by fellow American Christina McHale 6-2 1-6 6-4.

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Summary Keys will face Sloane Stephens in all-American final Stephens beats Venus Williams 6-1 0-6 7 -5 in first semi-final That's one point down, Williams crunching a flaky forehand into the tape from way behind the

Unseeded Sloane Stephens holds her nerve to beat Venus Williams and reach her first Grand Slam final at the US Open. Williams was playing in her 23rd major semi-final, as opposed to Stephens in her second, but the seven -time Grand Slam champion Stephens would win six points in a row

The only seed to advance was Zhu Lin, while there were also wins for Sara Errani, Katie Boulter, Katie Volynets, Leylah Fernandez and Caroline Dolehide.

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