Acceptances for Australian Jr. Open Announced ~~~
Only 31 days until the Australian Open starts, and since we've just booked our plane reservations, it no longer seems so distant to me. The junior acceptances were released yesterday, with Young and Cilic the top two on the boys side. The girls have a notable absentee in Vania King, but since she's assured of a main draw qualifying with her ranking, maybe she shouldn't try to double up. 2005 AO girls winner Viktoria Azarenka of Belarus went on to become the ITF World Junior Champion after snagging the U.S. Open too, and Donald Young ascended to the number one ranking there and held it all year. It's obviously a big boost to win the first grand slam, perhaps most of all psychologically.