MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Sloane Stephens advances at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia —January 13, 2019— The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local):
Fifth-seeded Sloane Stephens ended a three-match losing streak in first-round matches at Melbourne Park with a 6-4, 6-2 win over fellow American Taylor Townsend.
Stephens lost in the first round of the Australian Open in 2015, 2016 and 2018. She missed the 2017 tournament here after undergoing foot surgery and went on to win the U.S.