Tennis - Lisicki fights back to progress in Luxembourg

Germany’s Sabine Lisicki battled back from a set down to see off the challenge of Croatia’s Donna Vekic and advance to the second round of the Luxembourg Open.

Tennis - Lisicki fights back to progress in Luxembourg

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Sabine Lisicki

Four double faults in the opening set did little to help the third seed as she was broken three times before recovering to take the next two sets and seal a 2-6 6-3 6-0 win.

Sloane Stephens also progressed with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Timea Bacsinszky.

The American was rarely troubled by her opponent despite surrendering an early advantage in the first set.

"It was tough - obviously playing a player I had never played before, or even seen play, was a little bit tricky," said Stephens.

"But I thought I played pretty good overall, so I was happy to get the win."

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki progressed in far more serene circumstances, beating Mandy Minella 6-3 7-6.

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