Putintseva upsets top-seeded Stephens

Sloane Stephens from the US returns a shot to Coco Vandeweghe from the US, during their match at the WTA tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Yulia Putintseva came from a set down to defeat top-seeded Sloane Stephens 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in a match played over two days in the first round of the Nuremberg Cup.

Their match has been suspended due to darkness at 3-3 in the final set on Tuesday, and Putintseva went on to win the tiebreaker after both traded breaks.

The Kazakh player was due to face another American, Alison Riske, in the second round later Wednesday.

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