Friday, August 30, 2013

Victoria Duval loses to Hantuchova in 2nd Round of US Open Tennis 2013

NEW YORK— Haitian teen Victoria Duval couldn’t build on her magical victory at the U.S. Open, losing in the second round Thursday.

Daniela Hantuchova, who’s 12½ years older, won 6-2, 6-3. Duval was up a break early in each set, but both times the veteran from Slovakia took control amid a flurry of errors by the 296th-ranked qualifier.

The 17-year-old Duval had upset 2011 U.S. Open champ Sam Stosur in her second Grand Slam match.

The 30-year-old Hantuchova has been ranked as high as No. 5, though that was more than a decade ago. A 2008 Australian Open semifinalist, her ranking has slipped to 48th. She hadn’t reached the third round at a Grand Slam tournament since the 2012 Australian.

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