Saturday, September 8, 2012

Andrews and Townsend win U.S. Open junior doubles title

Gabrielle Andrews and Taylor Townsend repeated their Australian Open success today by winning the junior doubles championship at the U.S. Townsend also won the singles championship in Melbourne, but was knocked out in the quarterfinals by Anett Kontaviet. 4th seeds Andrews and Townsend defeated 2nd seeds Belinda Bencic and Petra Uberaliva 6-4, 6-3.

12th seed Kontaviet, who represents Estonia, advanced to the singles final at the expense of Vicky Duval, who has had a great U.S. Open run. Kontaviet's opponent will be Samantha Crawford, who beat Antonia Lottner in the semifinals. Crawford, who is from the USA, is unseeded.

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