Stephens advances, Zverev upset in Cincy

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MASON, Ohio (AP) Defending U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens overcame a thumb injury to cruise into the third round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 6-2 win over qualifier Tatjana Maria on Wednesday.

Third-seeded Alexander Zverev was less fortunate, slipping to 0-4 in Cincinnati with a 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 second-round loss to Robin Haase.

A trainer applied a bandage to the third-seeded Stephens' right thumb between the third and fourth games of the second set of this U.S. Open tuneup. The match was Stephens' first since losing on Sunday to Simona Halep in the finals at Montreal.

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2018 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 R. Nadal 10,220
2 R. Federer 6,480
3 J. Del Potro 5,410
4 A. Zverev 4,845
5 G. Dimitrov 4,700
6 K. Anderson 4,535
7 M. Cilic 4,085
8 D. Thiem 3,665
9 J. Isner 3,570
10 N. Djokovic 3,445
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2018 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Halep 8,061
2 C. Wozniacki 6,135
3 S. Stephens 5,727
4 A. Kerber 5,255
5 C. Garcia 4,680
6 P. Kvitova 4,550
7 E. Svitolina 4,470
8 K. Pliskova 4,395
9 G. Muguruza 4,345
10 J. Goerges 3,905
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