Stephens tops Robson in matchup of rising teens

Updated: January 19, 2013, 11:13 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Tennis rivals don't normally get messages from their opponent's mother wishing them well in the next round. Particularly after a defeat.

Moments after American Sloane Stephens beat fellow teenager Laura Robson of Britain 7-5, 6-3 in a third-round match at the Australian Open on Saturday, she received a text.

"She was like, `Great job, good fight.' And she said, `Cathy says great job and good luck in the next round," Stephens said of the message her mother relayed ...

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