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US Open Juniors | Anisimova and Wu win Junior titles

Amanda Anisimova of the USA and Yibing Wu of China emerged victorious in the Girls’ and Boys’ Junior Singles Championships in New York on Sunday. Two young American women competed for the US Open trophy, as Anisimova and Cori ‘CoCo’ Gauff, who took to the Grandstand in what was the third consecutive all-American Grand Slam girls’ final. Aged 16, Anisimova, the 4th seed, made her experience count, as she powered her way to a 6-0 6-2 victory over Gauff to win her first junior Grand Slam title. Wu managed to upset Argentine top seed Axel Geller 6-4 6-4 for...

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US Open Day 13 | Top two seeds make the Boys’ final

For the first time since 2001, the top two seeds will meet in the US Open boys’ singles final on Sunday. Hours after top-seeded Axel Geller of Argentina booked his spot in the title match with a win over unseeded Russian Timofey Skatov on Saturday, second-seeded Wu Yibing of China staved off two match points to turn back the challenge of unseeded Emil Ruusuvuori of...

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US Open Juniors | Four American girls lead juniors into quarters

With the buzz that the ‘Fab Four’ created as four American women played the quarter-finals of the US Open main draw, focus on US junior performances was bound to be on the cards. In fact, the US Open Junior Championships also had four Americans in the quarter-finals after Thursday’s third round action, but the distribution didn’t allow for a similar star-spangled...

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US Open Juniors | Top seeds tumble in Girls draw

The top two seeds in the girls draw, both 2017 junior slam champions, saw their dreams of a second title evaporate on Tuesday in the second round of the US Open Junior Championships. French Open champion Whitney Osuigwe, the No 1 seed, was beaten by Anastasia Kharitonova of Russia, 6-4 2-6 6-2, and the Australian Open champion, Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine, fell to America’s Elysia Bolton, 7-6(4)...

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US Open Juniors | Ireland’s Carr makes last 16

Ireland’s Simon Carr has made it through to the last 16 of the US Open Boys Championships, playing next for a spot in the quarter-finals. Simon, the son of former Dublin Gaelic football player and manager Tommy Carr, is competing in his fourth and final Grand Slam of 2017 at Flushing Meadows in New York and recorded his best performance in progressing through to the third...

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US Open Juniors | Top seeds begin Junior Girls campaign

In girls’ action at the US Open on Labor Day Monday, top seeds Whitney Osuigwe and Marta Kostyuk came through although the second seed from the Ukraine survived a scare. Kostyuk overcame a first-set loss against Sada Nahimana to win the next 12 games and the match, needing only 42 minutes to sweep the final two sets. Osuigwe, a 15-year-old Floridian who won the French Open girls’ singles title less than two months after turning 15, earned her first US Open win, 6-1 6-4, over Margaryta Bilokin of...

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US Open Juniors | Late start for Juniors in New York

The pros are not the only tennis players vying for a US Open title this fortnight. On Sunday, 3 September, the US Open Junior Championships began, with the most elite 18-and-under players hitting the courts at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center in the hopes of hoisting a trophy to gain the privilege of being crowned a US Open junior champion. The competition, which is often viewed as a major stepping stone on the way to the professional circuit, is comprised of a 64-player-draw, attracting the best young players from around the world. Past US Open juniors...

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