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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- Sloane Stephens wasn't too bummed about losing her quarterfinal match at the BNP Paribas Open. She's already looking ahead to her upcoming 21st birthday party.

The tennis player has registered for gifts from Target, using the store's online wedding registry. She had to sign up with her name and someone else's, so she chose her mother, Sybil Smith. The party is March 20 in Los Angeles.

Smith emailed guests, telling them, ''She's very strange. Known her since she was little. Just buy her a gift.''

Stephens is asking for 31 gifts - the most expensive being a $306 indoor cycle. The world's 18th-ranked player who has yet to win a WTA Tour title but surpassed $1 million in prize money last year really wants a 12-person, three-room tent costing $299.

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