STEPHENS 4-6 6-3 7-6(5) - GAME, SET & MATCH! Minella is distraught after Stephens fights back from 1-3 down in the final set tie-break to seal the win 7-5 in that breaker and book her place in the second round when the Luxemburger nets a backhand. Minella immediately bursts into tears and understandably so as she was so close to knocking out Stephens that even the 15th seed herself applauds her opponent off the court. Next up for the American will be Urszula Radwanska.
Mandy Minella - Sloane Stephens
US Open women - 26 August 2013
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STEPHENS 4-6 6-3 - SET! Stephens levels her clsah with Minella at the second attempt when the Luxemburger nets a forehand return. The 15th seed has pushed this to a decisive third set.
STEPHENS 4-6 - SET! After a lengthy delay with Stephens serving at deuce, Minella reels off two quick points to snatch the set and somewhat quieten the partisan home crowd.
STEPHENS 2-5 - BREAK! Home favourite Stephens is in all sorts of trouble now as she again finds herself dropping serve, despite Minella seemingly getting a little nervy with an easy smash into the net. Instead the Luxemburger will serve for the opening set after the change of ends.
STEPHENS 2-3 - BREAK! A poor game from 15th seeded Stephens hands Minella the first break of the match. The Luxemburger didn't actually have to do too much, Stephens throwing in a double fault and a couple of forehand errors to concede her serve to 15.