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Still, Stephens said little has changed from Australia and she hasn’t let all the hype get the best of her.

“Obviously it’s really tough week in and week out playing perfect tennis and just really being able to execute,” Stephens said. “Some days you’re going to be on the court and it’s not just going to turn out the way you want. Like today, I didn’t play my best tennis, and last week I didn’t play my best tennis, but you just kind of got to move on.”


AP Sports Writer Melissa Murphy in New York contributed to this report.