(NEW YORK) — Victoria Duval had a lot to prove in the opening round of the U.S. Open Tournament, and she took a big first step on Tuesday.
The 17-year-old Duval stunned 2011 champion Sam Stosur 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, to advance to the second round of the tournament.
Duval came into the match ranked 296th, and faced a top-20 opponent Tuesday for the first time in her career.
“I know she didn’t play her best today, and this is the best I’ve played in my career, so I’m really excited,” Duval said after the match. “I just tried to stay in the moment.”
The 11th-seeded Stofur had advanced to at least the quarterfinals during her last three trips to the U.S. Open. Her 56 unforced errors helped Duval pull off the upset.
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