Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Stephens, Keys to meet in rematch of '17 U.S. Open final

   Sloane "Ranger" Stephens and eighth-seeded Madison "Where The Hell Are My" Keys are scheduled to meet on Wednesday not before 4 p.m. PDT (Tennis Channel) in a rematch of the 2017 U.S. Open final in the second round of the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, S.C.
   Keys is defending her 2019 title, and Stephens won the clay-court tournament in 2016.
   Stephens, a 28-year-old product of Fresno, Calif., now based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., defeated lucky loser Wang Xinyu, 19, of China 6-2, 6-4 today. Keys, who won the last Bank of the West Classic at Stanford in 2017, received a first-round bye.
   Neither Keys nor Stephens has advanced past the second round of a tournament this year. Keys has tumbled from a career-high No. 7 in 2016 to No. 24, and Stephens has plummeted from a career-high No. 3 in 2018 to No. 57.

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