Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Victoria Duval defeats 2011 champion Sam Stosur in 1st round of US Open Tennis 2013

NEW YORK (AP) -- Haitian teenager Victoria Duval stunned 2011 champion Sam Stosur in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old qualifier, ranked 296th, won 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, leaping into the air in celebration after converting her fourth match point.

Duval was playing in just her second Grand Slam match. She also faced a former U.S. Open champion, Kim Clijsters, in the first round at Flushing Meadows last year.

She was facing a top-20 opponent for the first time Tuesday.

The 11th-seeded Stosur had reached at least the quarterfinals in her last three trips to the U.S. Open. She had 56 unforced errors.

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