US Women's Australian Open Wild Card Tournament Results; Andy Murray Looks in at the Junior Orange Bowl 12s
Just a quick post tonight. After 17 days of watching tennis, I took a day off today, to work on my Orange Bowl wrap for The Tennis Recruiting Network, coming Thursday, and to organize my photos for the Eddie Herr slide show, which I'll post tomorrow.
But tennis goes on, and at today's 12s Junior Orange Bowl qualifying at Tropical Park, world No. 4 Andy Murray caused quite a stir among the young boys still on site, when the Scot made a brief appearance and signed a few autographs. Murray is training in Florida to acclimate himself to the heat and humidity he'll be facing in Australia next month. It isn't known why Murray was at Tropical Park, but he won the Junior Orange Bowl 12s back in 1999, so maybe it was simply a stroll down memory lane.
The first round robin results are in from the Australian Open women's wild card tournament that began today in Boca Raton. In one group Christina McHale beat Mallory Cecil 6-0, 6-1 and Vania King beat CoCo Vandweghe 7-6, 6-1. In the other group, Madison Brengle, who won the wild card for 2007 and 2008, defeated Asia Muhammad 6-0, 6-3 and Gail Brodsky defeated Lauren Albanese 6-3, 6-3.