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Sloane Stephens Clinches Victory at Rouen Open in Thrilling Final

In an exhilarating showdown at the Kindarena, American tennis star Sloane Stephens captured the Rouen Open title on Sunday afternoon, triumphing over Poland’s Magda Linette. Stephens, the tournament’s sixth seed, showcased her resilience and skill, overcoming Linette with scores of 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 in a match that captivated tennis enthusiasts.

Sloane Stephens’ journey to the Rouen Open trophy was marked by a series of formidable challenges. She began her campaign by defeating fellow American Peyton Stearns in a tough three-set match (1-6, 6-1, 6-3). Her momentum continued as she overpowered former world number one Karolina Pliskova (6-3, 6-2), swiftly followed by victories over the fourth-seeded Chinese player Yue Yuan (6-2, 6-2), and the highly ranked French player Caroline Garcia (6-3, 6-2).

On the other side of the net, Magda Linette, ranked 60th globally, also had a noteworthy path to the final. She secured her spot by overcoming challenges from French wildcard Elsa Jacquemot, Serbian qualifier Natalija Stevanovic, and Dutch player Arantxa Rus. Her semi-final victory against Ukrainian third seed Anhelina Kalinina (6-1, 4-6, 6-2) set the stage for the final clash with Stephens.

Stephens’ victory at Rouen adds another prestigious title to her career and positions her as a formidable contender in the international tennis arena. Her performance in Rouen is a testament to her enduring talent and determination, promising an exciting season ahead for the American athlete.

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