SAN DIEGO (AP) — Top-seeded Sachia Vickery beat second-seeded Alexandra Kiick 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 on Sunday to win the USTA Girls’ 18s National Championship at Barnes Tennis Center.
Vickery, the 18-year-old Miramar, Fla., player who is 230th in the WTA Tour rankings, overcame a slow start and finished strong to close out Kiick, from Plantation, Fla., in 1 hour, 46 minutes.READ MORE: Military Plane Crashes In Residential Area In Lake Worth, Texas; 3 Injured, Up To 6 Homes Hit
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“It feels unbelievable. It hasn’t sunken in that I’m going to be playing at the U.S. Open,” Vickery said. “It’s been my dream since I started playing tennis. I can’t even put it into words how happy I am.”MORE NEWS: 2 Killed In Overnight Crash In Rialto; Probe Underway
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