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Hobart R2: Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0

Dreadful performance by Simona

It was boring match to watch, only exciting part was Sloane's involvement in some controversy during her toilet break next is fellow american Lauren Davis, Lauren leads h2h 1-0

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Re: Hobart R2: Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0

That match was

Congrats to Sloane. Simona
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Re: Hobart R2: Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0

American Renaissance this week. We have three young ones in QF matches. Maybe there is hope after all?

The FDTL to set up match point was great.

Take the title Sloane!
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Re: Hobart R2: Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0

Not the best match, but Stephens had some good points here and there. She became more consistent after a patchy 1st set.
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Re: Hobart R2: Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0

Simona seems to have zero fighting spirit. If she loses a first set, she always gets crushed in the second...

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Re: Hobart R2: Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0

Just saw that Sloane is seeded in the Open.

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Re: Hobart R2: Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0

Great performance by Sloane. Dreadful by Simona. Now the test comes. Sloane will be a heavy favorite. I'm anxious to see how she handles this next match.
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Re: Hobart R2: Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0

Simona
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Re: Hobart R2: Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0

Yay Sloane - great chance to make her third WTA SF here.

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Re: Hobart R2: Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0

Since giving Serena fit, Sloane is determined to lead the Young Americans contingent.
With Christina McHale struggling that role is vacant right now, and Sloane if filling the void,
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Re: Hobart R2: Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0

Well done to Sloane, but these kind of scorelines are so common with Simona. She loses the first set, which is normally very close, and then gets whitewashed in the second! She needs to improve on that urgently.
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Simona seems to have zero fighting spirit. If she loses a first set, she always gets crushed in the second...
Couldn't agree more and still have no answer for such behaviour.
Sharing coaches with Hanescu isn't reason enough for me.

Congrats, Sloane.
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Re: Hobart R2: Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0

YESSS SLOANE!! Well done babygirl.

It's a new art form showing people how little we care.
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keep going, sloane!!!!

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Re: Hobart R2: Sloane Stephens def. Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0

I would have stayed awake for this, but I didn't see it on the OOP.

Oh well. Keep going, Sloane.
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