Sloane Stephens of the U.S. returns the ball during the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Romania’s Simona Halep at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, June 2, 2014. Halep won in two sets 6-4, 6-3. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
PARIS (AP) — Sloane Stephens lost to fourth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 6-4, 6-3 in the French Open’s fourth round, leaving no American singles players in the tournament.
The 15th-seeded Stephens made 35 unforced errors, 10 more than Halep, and simply could not hold serve, getting broken 6 of 9 times.
The match was tied at 4-all in the first set when Halep took control by winning the next four games.
Halep reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the first time.