Slovak tennis player won junior US Open in doubles, with a Russian

SLOVAK tennis was among those successful at the recent US Open grand-slam tournament: Viktória Kužmová, aged 17, won the junior category doubleswith Russian player Alexandra Pospelova.

Viktória Kužmová at the US Open Viktória Kužmová at the US Open (Source: TASR/AP)

“It is a great feeling to be a junior grand-slam champion,” Kužmová said, as quoted by the Sme daily. “Before the tournament started, I had no idea what to expect for the doubles. But after the first match, I saw we were playing great and I said to myself we could get far with Alexandra.” She added that in the end, it all turned out well and they won the title.

“The finals were specific, as three Russians played who know each other well, and we have all been playing in the same tournaments,” Kužmová summed up.

The favourite of the US Open, Serena Williams, was eliminated in the semi-finals and the tournament was won by Italian Flavia Pennetto who announced afterwards she was ending her career.

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