Ahn (USA/Stanford) 2, Ostapenko (Latvia) 0
Date of competition: Saturday, August 31, 2019
at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Kristie Ahn (USA/Stanford) d. Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia), 6-3, 7-5
Xu (China) and Dabrowski (Canada) d. Ahn and Christina McHale (USA), 4-6, 6-1, 6-12
Round of 16
Ahn vs. Elise Mertens (Belgium)
Notes: Americans Kristie Ahn and Taylor Townsend made some recent history for American women at the US Open on Saturday . . . By virtue of their third-round victories, Ahn, a wild card, and Townsend, a qualifier, became the first wild card-qualifier pairing to reach the Round of 16 at the US Open since wild card records began in 1987 . . . Ahn earned her entry through the USTA's US Open Wild Card Challenge and is the first Challenge winner, male or female, to reach the Round of 16 in the eight-year history of the Challenge . . . The 141st-ranked Ahn is the lowest seed among the Round of 16.
-- Taken from https://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2019-08-31/kristie_ahn_taylor_townsend_make_recent_american_history.html
posted by Rick on Aug 31, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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