Result: Sloane Stephens edges past Andrea Petkovic at Wimbledon

Result: Stephens edges past Petkovic
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Sloane Stephens reaches round three of Wimbledon with a narrow three-set win against Germany's Andrea Petkovic.

Sloane Stephens has reached the third round of Wimbledon with a narrow three-set victory over Germany's Andrea Petkovic.

Both players struggled to hold serve during the opening set, but it was the American 17th seed who landed the first blow by taking the tie-break 7-2.

Petkovic, ranked 76th in the world, then opened up a 3-0 lead in the second before coming through 6-2.

However, Stephens earned herself a vital break in the decider which allowed her to clinch the victory 8-6.

Sloane Stephens of the United States reacts after winning a point against Jamie Hampton of the United States during their Women's first round singles match on June 24, 2013
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