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Sloane Stephens loses in first round

Updated: June 23, 2014, 4:24 PM ET
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LONDON -- Sloane Stephens is hardly accustomed to leaving a Grand Slam tournament this quickly.

The 18th-seeded American's run of reaching the second week at six consecutive majors -- the longest active such streak among women -- ended abruptly Monday at Wimbledon with a 6-2, 7-6 (6) first-round loss to 109th-ranked Maria Kirilenko of Russia.

"It feels like the end of the world now, but fortunately it's not," Stephens said, shaking her head. "So that's a good thing. You've just got ...

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