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Santa Barbara girl wins U.S. Open juniors title

Santa Barbara girl wins U.S. Open juniors title

Southern Californian Kayla Day celebrated two milestone achievements on Sunday, Sept. 11, in New York City.

The 16-year-old Day, the No. 5-seed from Santa Barbara, defeated the No. 13-seed Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia, 6-3, 6-2, on the Grandstand Court at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center to capture the U.S. Open Junior girls singles title at the year’s final Grand Slam.

In her post-match press conference, Day was notified that on Monday she would be the new International Tennis Federation No. 1 world-ranked junior girls player.  

“These were like the best two weeks of my life,” said Day after the match. “Every day was great. I had so...

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