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US Open a Foreign Affair
by Bob Greene, 10 September 2007
NEW YORK - Bring on the world, the U.S. Open said.
They did - and the world won. But a pair of young Americans may have provided a glimpse of the future.
Kristy Frilling Muhammed
teamed with Frilling at the Open
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of Sidney, Ohio, teamed up with Asia Muhammed
of Henderson, Nev., to almost reach the final of the Junior Girls' doubles
at America's premier tennis event
The young unseeded duo entered the draw with a wild card, then showed why they were worthy of one.
With Muhammed starting points with her huge serve and Frilling ending them with crisp volleys at the net, the Americans began their remarkable tournament by defeating Alexa Guarachi of Destin, Fla., and Poojashree Venkatesha of India 6-2, 6-2. Next fell the fifth-seeded team of Gail Brodsky of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 6-3, 6-1.
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