WTA US Open, 2nd round: Stephens v Cibulkova, 10:30pm

Stephens leads their previous meetings 2-1. They last met in February 2016 in the final in Acapulco, Mexico. Stephens won in a third set tie break on a hard court.

Stephens reached the semi finals in Cincinnati 2 week ago. She beat Vinci in the last round in 2 sets. She has played well recently on hard courts and after a couple of warm up matches in Wimbledon and Washington she really found her timing.

Can Sloane Stephens continue her run of strong form?

Cibulkova reached the final last week in New Haven. She was a break ahead in the third set against Gavrilova bit wasn’t able to hold onto the lead. This week she beat Cepelova in 3 sets in the first round.

Both have been playing extremely well recently and there is very little between them. Initial value is on Cibulkova to take a set but I favour Stephens to win in 3 sets.

Back Stephens if she gets broken or loses the opening set.

Update: Stephens won 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

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