Stephens can't write fairy-tale ending at French

Updated: June 3, 2012, 5:26 PM ET
By Joanne C. Gerstner

PARIS -- This would have been another gigantic accomplishment, piled on top of a week's worth of triumphs, for American Sloane Stephens.

But even fairy tales sometimes have alternate endings, and Stephens' saga at the French Open does not leave her covered in pixie dust. Sixth-seeded Samantha Stosur defeated Stephens 7-5, 6-4 in the fourth round at Roland Garros and delivered a lesson to her less-experienced opponent about seizing opportunity.

Stephens will ...

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