IMG Bollettieri students sweep U.S. Open Juniors!
Two international teens made the winner’s circle at the U.S. Open Juniors tournament an all-IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy occasion.
IMG Bollettieri students Bernard Tomic and Heather Watson took the 2009 U.S. Open Juniors boys’ and girls’ title, respectively.
Tomic defeated Chase Buchanan in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 in the final to capture his second Grand Slam Juniors title this year. The 16-year-old from Australia also won the 2008 Junior Australian Open title.
Already a signed professional, Tomic said after the win that he’ll no longer play any junior tournaments and concentrate on his ATP ranking. As of Aug. 31, Tomic was ranked No. 324 in the world.
Watson, 17, defeated Yana Buchina 6-4, 6-1 in the girls’ final to win her first Grand Slam Juniors title. The England native, seeded No. 11 in the tournament, dropped only one set in six matches during her impressive run at the U.S. Open.
It was Watson’s first appearance in a Juniors Grand Slam final.