American Claire Liu Wins Junior Title At Wimbledon For First Time in 25 Years
There was excitement for the United States at Wimbledon on Saturday.
And when it is something that hasn’t happened in 25 years, I get very excited!
The scene is set in London at the Wimbledon open where the best of the best in tennis come to shine.
From Thousand Oaks, California steps out the sensational Claire Liu, who beat another American, Ann Li from Devon, Pennsylvania, l6-2,5-7,6-2, in the final at the All England Club.
Both juniors are 17-years-old. They were two of five Americans in the quarterfinals.
Liu, who last month lost the French Open to yet another American said,
“All the Americans are doing really well.”
“It’s really good to have a good group of junior pushing each other”.
“Being able to play both the French Open and Wimbledon finals is definitely an accomplishment I think already, win or lose, is really, really sweet.”
The last time two American juniors faced-off in the finals was 1979 when Mary Lou Piatek beat Alysia Moulton.
One tournament the young tennis pro would like to win the most is the US Open, which is the next grand event this year.
“I’m just going to try to get better every day and hopefully the results will come,” Liu said. “Hopefully, I can be doing that.”.
The last junior girl from the United States to win the event was Chanda Rubin in 1992, was the last junior girl from the United States to win the event.
Last month, Liu lost to Whitney Osuigwe, currently the top-ranked junior girl in the world, in three tough sets at the French Open.