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WELLINGTON (APP) – Sloane Stephens claimed her second WTA tour title when she beat Germany’s Julia Goerges 7-5, 6-2 in the Auckland Classic final on Saturday.

Stephens, ranked 30th in the world after being as high as 11, capitalised on a string of unforced errors by Goerges to break her serve at 5-5 in the first set.

She broke twice more in the second set at 1-1 and 4-2 before serving for the match. The 22-year-old American’s only previous tournament win was in Washington last year.