Victoria Duval is only 17 years old. She’s also ranked 296th in the world. Yet those numbers were meaningless on Tuesday as the American teenager upset 2011 U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur to the tune of 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Stosur was seeded eleventh.
Can I get a “USA” chant?
Duval was understandably thrilled after her match but also gracious towards Stosur:
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. I just tried to stay in the moment (ESPN).
Duval was born in the United States but moved to Haiti until she turned eight. According to her Wikipedia page, she’s 31-29 for her career with no titles in the ITF or WTA.
Interestingly, Tuesday was not the first time Duval has faced or former U.S. Open champion at Flushing Meadows. Duval went up against Kim Clijsters, a multiple time grand slam winner at one point ranked first in the world, in 2012, losing 3-6, 1-6 in the opening round.