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Woo! Coco!

Well, since I don’t like Andy Murray and I like Coco Vandeweghe, I’ll blog about her instead today. Coco won the U.S. Open juniors title, defeating Gabriela Paz Franco, 7-6 (3), 6-1 in the final earlier today. Coco did not drop a set en route to the title. I think this kid is going to be good on the pro scene. She hung tough against Jelena Jankovic in the first round of the women’s draw and has a monster serve. The women’s game is all about having a weapon these days and she’s got one. Her athletic ability is probably higher than most players on the tour already. And to top it all off, her name is just awesome. Coco Vandeweghe, please amount to something because I’m kind of running out of players to cheer for.

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Junior Watch: New Number 1

Netherlands native, Arantxa Rus, is the new junior world number 1. With a quarterfinal appearance at junior Wimbledon and her championship run at the Australian Open juniors, she takes the top spot. Rus has not played very many tour events yet, but she has a nice lefty serve and forehand combo. I predict we will be seeing more of this girl in the future. And if she has any kind of pro game at all, she’s gonna get endorsements from companies looking for the “next Sharapova.”

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Wait a Minute, This Girl Can Actually Play

Alize Cornet impresses me more and more every time I see her play. She has reached the semis of the last two events she’s played, Tier II Amelia Island and Tier I Charleston. She is just 18 and her game seems to be especially suited for clay. She is a great retriever and can put a bit of pop on the ball as well. Though she lost to Serena Williams today, 5-7, 3-6, she did not fold in the moment and gave Serena a little bit of trouble. I predict that this kid is going to have some great results.

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(Really) Young Gun

15 year-old, Ryan Harrison of the USA, became the youngest player to win a main draw match on the ATP Tour since 1990. He had an impressive victory over Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay at the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas. After a little research, this is what we found on him:

Perhaps another great American player in the works?

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