The Eddie Herr International - one of the most prestigious international junior tournaments of the year - wraps up today in Bradenton, Fla., on the campus of IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy. The video below - produced by IMG Academies - shows some of the sights and sounds from the tournament.
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Smrikva Bowl - and Junior Tennis - a Decade Later
At the turn of the century, an international union was formed that
didn't get worldwide recognition. Carol Weyman, now Vice President of
the Maureen Connolly Brinker Foundation, most known for the
'Little Mo' tournaments, and Miodrag Bozovic, tournament
director of the Smrikva Bowl, formed a bond across the ocean between
the two premier 10-and-under programs in the world. Marcia Frost looks
back on the ten-year history of the relationship.
Tiafoe Outlasts Kozlov to Claim 18s Title
Upsets were as rare as rain drops during the ten days of the USTA Boys
18s Nationals at Kalamazoo College's Stowe Stadium, with seven of the
top eight seeds reaching the quarterfinals. After nine days of mostly
expected results, the final delivered more than four hours of
excitement and drama with top seed Frances Tiafoe defeating No. 3 seed
Stefan Kozlov 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4 to claim the championship and
the US Open main draw wild card that accompanies it.
Kenin Returns, Finishes the Job at Girls 18s
Sofia Kenin was devastated last year when she lost in the semifinals
of the USTA Girls 18s Nationals. She realized how close she came to
receiving a coveted wild card into the main draw of the U.S. Open
women's singles event. Kenin, 16, returned this year determined to be
focused, and the No. 3 seeded Kenin of Pembroke Pines, Fla., outlasted
top-seeded Tornado Alicia Black of Boca Raton, Fla., 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 to
capture the singles title in San Diego.