Daily Bagel: American juniors sweep the Orange Bowl
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• It was a banner weekend for the young American talent at the Orange Bowl. Two 16-year-olds -- Stefan Kozlov and Sonya Kenin -- won the boys' and girls' titles, respectively, marking the first time the U.S. has swept both titles since 2004. Kozlov also teamed with Michael Mmoh to win the doubles title. U.S. Open sensation and 15-year-old CiCi Bellis, who lost to Kenin in the semifinals, won the doubles title with Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic and will finish the season as the No. 1 girls junior. Colette Lewis has the full rundown here.
• The ATP trend of hiring former champions as coaches has now spread to the WTA. Said Lindsay Davenport, who is now coaching Madison Keys:
“I got goose bumps when I read Andy Murray’s press release on Mauresmo,” she said. “I mean, that’s great, it’s cool. It shouldn’t be that big a story, but it’s great. Hopefully we keep on bucking the trend, and having women out there as coaches. Having past players still involved in the game, I think it’s fantastic.”
• As the ATP announces prize money increases at the Masters 1000s it's important to noodle on facts like this:
• Here's a recap of the 2014 ATP Challenger season.
• Can't recommend this enough: A tennis fan re-watched and digitized a bunch of old tennis matches, uploaded them to YouTube and wrote about it here.
• Serena WIlliams held her charity run this weekend.
• Tennis TV is a must-have for every tennis fan and they're offering a 16 months for 12 month deal right now.
• Checking in on the Italians:
• From ESPN: Here's how they ranked the top shots of the year.
• And here's an Ana Ivanovic hot shot video: