IMG Bollettieri students sweep U.S. Open Juniors!

Bernard Tomic

Bernard Tomic

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.

Heather Watson

Heather Watson

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.

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~ by Nick's Picks on September 14, 2009.

2 Responses to “IMG Bollettieri students sweep U.S. Open Juniors!”

  1. T”he 16-year-old from Australia also won the Australian Open Juniors title, becoming the first player since Andy Roddick in 2000 to win the U.S. Open and Australian juniors titles in the same year.”
    correction: tomic won the 2008 AO junior title, so he did not win two in the same year.

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