Sloane Stephens, James Blake win

Updated: July 31, 2012, 3:27 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- No. 3 seed Sloane Stephens and James Blake survived three-set fights in their opening matches at the Citi Open on Monday. Fellow Americans Melanie Oudin and Brian Baker weren't so fortunate.

Stephens defeated Sesil Karatantcheva 6-3, 2-6, 6-1, while Blake rallied from a set down for only his second tour win of the year, advancing to the second round with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 triumph over No. 5 seed Pablo Andujar.

Up an early break in both the first and third sets, Oudin fell ...

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