This is the first sensation of the Washington WTA. Seeded No. 2, Sloane Stephens is eliminated in the first round of the tournament.
Quarter-finalist at Wimbledon, the American (15th player worldwide) was beaten in two sets by Olga Puchkova (88th worldwide), 7/5, 6/3.
In the next round, the Russian will face the Argentinean Paula Ormaechea expeditious against Beatrice Capra (USA), swept 6/1, 6/1.