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The perils of winning too young

A bright, young star, Sloane Stephens now struggling to build on success

Updated: February 20, 2014, 5:55 PM ET
By Sandra Harwitt | Special to ESPN.com

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- If not for it being a different player, this year's Australian Open women's final four seemed as if it could have stolen a scene from the classic movie "Groundhog Day."

For the second consecutive time, the tourney saw a talented 19-year-old snatch international headlines as a surprise semifinalist. In 2013, that player was stylish American Sloane Stephens, who started the season ranked No. 38. In 2014, the honor fell to fresh-faced Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, ...

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