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Min Wins Wimbledon Girls' Doubles Crown

June 28, 2011 01:12 PM
John Isner won the longest match in history at Wimbledon in 2010.
Grace Min takes the 2011 Wimbledon girls' doubles title.
By: Michael Rardon, USTA Southern
 
Grace Min, of Lawrenceville, Ga., won the Wimbledon girls' juniors doubles final, teaming up with Canadian Eugenie Bouchard and saving two match points.
 
The second-seeded duo defeated Dutchwomen Demi Schuurs and Hao Chen Tang, of China, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5.
 
Click here for the story on the Wimbledon website.
 
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On the men’s side John Isner had an improbably rematch of his historic first round match last year against Nicolas Mahut, which Isner won 70-68 in the fifth set. The North Carolina native and four time Georgia All-American could not believe the two were randomly selected to play each other. Upon hearing the news Isner said that "I couldn't believe it. I joked with him earlier in the week, last week, and said, 'Watch us play each other.' And he said, 'No, there's no way. That's not even funny.' " Despite their wishes, the two were set to meet again in the first round, creating one of the most intriguing first round matches. This time however, the big-serving Isner won the match in straight sets 7-6, 6-3, 7-6. The sequal could not possible live up to orginal match. This year's match took place on just 1 day opposed to 3 and Isner served 8 aces as opposed to 112.
 
 In the second round Isner battled 16 seed Nicolas Almagro. Isner pushed the Spainard to 4 sets three of which included tiebreakers. Isner gave Almagro a scare, but a few errant points in the tiebreaks cost Isner a match that easily could have gone either way. Despite the second round loss, Isner was able deviate away from his legacy from last years match after his impressive three-set victory this year.
 
Ryan Harrison also had a good showing at The Championships. The Louisiana native did not recieve an easy draw. After winning his first match in straigh sets, Harrison faced the number 8 seed, veteran David Ferrer. Harrison gave Ferrer a scare in the match, when the match was postponed for darkness Harrison led 2 sets to 1. However, Ferrer was able to use his experience and escape Harrison's challenge winning the fourth and fifth sets 6-3, 6-2.
 
Donald Young also competed in the main draw of Wimbledon. He fell to fellow American Alex Bogomolov Jr. in the first round 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 1-6.
 
Mac Styslinger, of Birmingham, Ala., played in the boy's junior tournament. He lost in the first round to Julien Cagnina of Belgium 7-6, 6-3.
 
On the women's side, Melanie Oudin of Atlanta, GA competed in the main draw. She faced a tough opponent in Ana Ivanovic. Despite her best efforts, Oudin lost 6-1, 6-0 to the 18th seed.
 
In the Junior Girl's Tournament, Catherine Harrison defeated Marie Elis Casares 6-2, 7-6 in the first round. She then faced the 3rd seed Irina Khromacheva in the second round. Despite taking the second set 7-6(6), Harrison fell 6-2 in the final set.
 
 

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