Sunday, September 11, 2011

Grace Min wins junior U.S. Open title

"I'm just trying to play tennis," Grace Min said last year when she talked about all the pressure on the tour "to look good, to get noticed." She made herself noticed the real way today when she won the junior U.S. Open singles championship. Min, a 17-year-old from Georgia, defeated top seed Caroline Garcia 7-5, 7-6 in the final. Min, who was unseeded at the tournament, was up 5-0 in the tiebreak when rain began falling and she and Garcia had to stop playing. She won that tiebreak 7-3.

Min and Eugenie Bouchard won the junior doubles title at Wimbledon this year.

Irina Kromacheva of Russia and Demi Schuurs of The Netherlands won the doubles championship. they defeated the team of Gabrielle Andrews and Taylor Townsend, who are both from the USA. Townsend, playing with Jessica Pagula, reached the third round of the main draw this year. Kromacheva was part of the team who won this year's junior French Open doubles championship, and Schuurs was part of the team who won the junior Australian Open doubles title.