Wang Qiang reaches to make a return to American Sloane Stephens on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photo: EPA Wang Qiang reaches to make a return to American Sloane Stephens on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photo: EPA
Wang Qiang reaches to make a return to American Sloane Stephens on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photo: EPA

Overawed by Li Na but not her opponent on court: China unknown Wang Qiang sends Sloane Stephens packing in Melbourne

Qualifier stuns American opponent, who won the recent Auckland Classic, in the first round as 24-year-old puts her hand up as the mainland’s next singles star since Li Na’s retirement

Wang Qiang reaches to make a return to American Sloane Stephens on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photo: EPA Wang Qiang reaches to make a return to American Sloane Stephens on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photo: EPA
Wang Qiang reaches to make a return to American Sloane Stephens on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photo: EPA
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