Cirstea battles past Stephens, Bartoli through in three
Sorana Cirstea of Romania beat American Sloane
Stephens in the opening round to start 2013 Dubai Duty Free Tennis
championship. Cirstea came back from a set down to clinch the match 5-7,6-3,6-2.
France's Marion Bartoli also cam back from a set down to beat Klara
Zakapolova, who had 6-3,4-3 lead. Bartoli eventually won 3-6,6-4,6-1.
Bartoli will face new World No.1 Serena Williams in the next round.