Serving at 4-5, Stephens had six of her 29 unforced errors. She was able to save two set points, but twice failed to capitalize when she had a chance to close out the game.
When Stephens hit a forehand wide, Williams had the set, and she took over from there.
Bridgewater, L’ville crush Ohio in opener
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater threw five touchdown passes and Michael Dyer had a 46-yard touchdown run as No. 9 Louisville defeated Ohio 49-7 on Sunday.
Coming off an 11-2 finish and a Sugar Bowl upset of Florida, Bridgewater and the Cardinals (1-0) dominated. That pleased a sellout crowd of 55,332 seeing them for the first time since that BCS win set off the school’s remarkable run of success that included an NCAA men’s basketball title, the women’s team’s runner-up NCAA finish and an appearance in College World Series.
Bridgewater kicked off his Heisman Trophy campaign by going 23 of 28 for 355 yards. Damian Copeland and Kai De La Cruz each caught two touchdowns and DeVante Parker and Robert Clark each had one.
Dyer debuted for Louisville and the Cardinals outgained Ohio 615-273.
The Cardinals have their highest preseason ranking in school history and are favored to win the new American Athletic Conference that would earn another BCS bowl bid.