I keep holding out hope that the Roland Garros website will publish a junior story, but when they didn't Tuesday, even after French junior star Alize Cornet upset fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki 8-6 in the third, I'm guessing they are waiting for the finals.
Donald Young will be honored at the annual ITF awards dinner tonight in Paris for finishing 2005 as the world's top junior, but I imagine the food would have tasted a lot better if he had beaten unseeded Pedro Sousa of Portugal today in the round of 16.
Or even if he and Jamie Hunt, seeded third, had won their doubles match, neither of which happened.
The boys draw is in its usual Grand Slam shambles. No. 1 Thiemo de Bakker has survived to reach the quarterfinals, as has Petru-Alexandru Luncanu, no. 8, but Luncanu is it for the bottom half. The top half still features two seeds who could make the quarters, but the best case for seeded players is only 50% will reach the quarters; the worst--25%.
The girls have gone more to form, with the top three still in the hunt. The ITF junior website has this look at top seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's victory today.
U.S. players are faring even worse than the seeds (there were much fewer of them to begin with) and only three remain playing--all boys. Johnny Hamui and Clint Bowles are in the second round of doubles, as is Kellen Damico, who is playing with Luncanu, a Romanian.
For complete draws, see rolandgarros.com.