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Jenkins' Wimbledon Title Run Falls Short

July 6, 2004 10:59 AM
Scoville Jenkins, Photo Courtesy of Corey Shelton/IBM
While Andy Roddick and Serena Williams both came up short in their bids for Wimbledon titles, another American had a strong run at this year’s Championships. Atlanta’s Scoville Jenkins enjoyed his finest singles performance at a Junior Slam, losing in the semifinals.

Jenkins, 18, rolled through the draw as the event’s No. 11 seed before meeting Great Britain’s Miles Kasiri in the semis. With support from the enthusiastic home crowd behind him, the unseeded Kasiri snuck by Jenkins with a 7-6(5), 7-6(3) victory. Prior to his semifinal match-up with Kasiri, Jenkins had yet to lose a set in the championships.

The semifinal finish marked Jenkins’ best singles performance at a Junior Grand Slam. Earlier this year he advanced to the round of 16 at the Junior French Open Championships and the quarterfinals at the Junior Australian Open. He also lost in the quarterfinal round of play at last year’s US Junior Open.

Jenkins partnered with Kasiri in the doubles competition but the duo lost in the opening round.




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