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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fucsovics Wins Boys Wimbledon Title; Stephens Takes Second Straight Doubles Slam; Gilbert on Teenage Prospects

Hungary's Marton Fucsovics, the only one of the four finalists that I've seen play, delivered Hungary's first boys junior slam title with a 6-4, 6-4 win over qualifier Ben Mitchell of Australia.

I listened to Guy McCrea's live call of the match on Radio Wimbledon, and wrote this recap of the day's three finals for the New York Times Straight Sets blog.

Sloane Stephens and Timea Babos of Hungary added a second straight junior slam doubles title to their resumes with a 6-7(7), 6-2, 6-2 win over top seeds Irina Khromacheva of Russia and Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.

The boys doubles title went to wild cards Liam Broady and Tom Farquharson of Great Britain who beat Lewis Burton and George Morgan 7-6(4), 6-4 in an all-British final. For more on that match, see this BBC article.

For more on the boys singles match, see the ITF junior website's story.

Wimbledon.org also has more on the junior matches on their news page.

Again, special thanks to Susan Mullane of CameraworkUSA for the Wimbledon Junior Championship photos.

Brad Gilbert wraps up Wimbledon for the Daily Mirror and in the article gives his thoughts on why there are no teenage boys in Top 100, predicts Top 10 rankings for Laura Robson and John Isner, and maintains high regard for Ryan Harrison and Bernard Tomic.

Korea's Daniel Yoo won the Rochester Pro Circuit Futures event over Jarmere Jenkins today 6-3, 6-4, with Conor Pollock and Cory Parr winning the doubles title 6-3, 6-4 over Chase Buchanan and Bryan Koniecko.

At the Winnetka Challenger, Brian Dabul of Argentina beat Tim Smyczek 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 for the singles title Saturday, while Ryler DeHeart and Pierre-Ludovic Duclos of Canada won the doubles over Somdev Devvarman of India and Rik De Voest of South Africa 7-6(4), 4-6, 10-8.

For complete results, see the Pro Circuit page at usta.com.

Jordan Cox lost in his second qualifying match today to Richard Bloomfield of Great Britain 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 at the Campbell's Hall of Fame tournament in Newport.