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Monday, December 23, 2013

Johnson, Vickery Win Australian Open Wild Cards

Steve Johnson (photo courtesy Bill Kallenberg)
Sachia Vickery and Steve Johnson will be playing in the main draw of the Australian Open next month after winning the USTA's wildcard tournament over the weekend in Georgia.

Sachia Vickery (photo courtesy Bill Kallenberg)
The 18-year-old Vickery, the reigning USTA junior champion, beat longtime rival Vicky Duval 6-2, 6-3, while Johnson, who turns 24 tomorrow, saved a match point in his 4-6, 6-3, 0-6, 7-6(5), 6-1 win over Tennys Sandgren.

For more on the final matches Sunday, see this USTA press release.


russ said...

Anyone know how Johnson saved the match point? I read that Sandgren doubled and also heard that Johnson aced him. Which was it? Or something different altogether.