Friday, September 2, 2011

Unseeded team advances to 3rd round of U.S. Open

All of the seeded teams won their matches at the U.S. Open today, but there's also an unseeded team worth mentioning. 17-year-old Jessica Pegula and 15-year-old Taylor Townsend, both from the USA, defeated Jelena Jankovic and Liga Dekmeijere 6-3, 6-3 today in the second round. Pegula and Townsend hardly know each other, and were not scheduled to play together. But when Krista Hardebeck left New York after failing to qualify for the singles draw, Pegula was left without a partner; Townsend then stepped in.

The team's first round victory was perhaps even more impressive: On Wednesday, Pegula and Townsend defeated Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Alicja Rosolska. In the third round, they will play 3rd seeds Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova. King and Shvedova won the U.S. Open in 2010.


Daniel said...

Stay dry Diane!

Diane said...

Okay so far, except our CBS affiliate did storm coverage all morning. The announcer said to watch the U.S. Open on the sister station. I switched to that one and it showed the Open from 10 to 11--then changed to college football, as scheduled.

Finally, though, we have the Open (most of the time) on TV, so I don't have to keep switching back and forth on Tennis TV. Of course, I associate the U.S. Open with hurricanes, anyway. At least we didn't have to evacuate!