News

Victoria Duval Wins First-Round Match at US Open

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - August 27, 2013

Above: Victoria Duval

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The second time around was a far different story for Victoria Duval.

The Haitian-American phenom, who lost in straight sets to Kim Clijsters in her debut last year in Flushing Meadows, beat Australia’s Samantha Stosur, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in the opening round of play for her first US Open victory.

It was a huge victory for Duval, who was a heavy underdog coming into the match against Stosur, who is ranked 11th in the world and is a former US Open champion.

It was a hotly-contested match, Duval found her stride halfway through the third set after falling behind 3-2.

Duval struggled in the first match, falling 5-7, before rebounding in the second with a 6-4 win.

After losing two of the first three games in the third set, Duval took charge, finally taking the victory in a thrilling 10th game.

Duval came in unseeded against Stosur, who entered play seeded 11th.

Duval was born in Miami but spent much of her youth in Port-au-Prince, spending time training at the JOTAC Tennis Academy in the capital.

Her father, Dr Jean-Maurice Duval, was injured in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Popular Posts the sexiest beaches including this resort at atlantis

The Sexiest Beaches in the Caribbean to Visit Right Now 

One is a beach with a nightclub-style pool right next door. Another is filled with beach bars — and even has its own au natural corner. Then there’s a beach that’s practically a nonstop party.  There are so many things that […]


The Best Caribbean Islands to Visit This Summer, From Antigua to St Croix

verandah antigua

We’ve been saying it for years, and we’ll keep saying it: in some ways, the Caribbean is even better in the summer months. The water is warm. It’s a bit less crowded, a little bit quieter. At night, the trade […]


American Airlines Just Expanded Its French Caribbean Flights

martinique american airlines

From the rainforests to the rum, the haute cuisine to the beaches, the French Caribbean island of Martinique is among the most diverse, fascinating places to visit in the wider region.  And now it’s easier than ever to fly to […]


Related Posts haiti spirit airlines cap-haitien

Spirit Relaunches Flights to Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Spirit Airlines has relaunched its flights from Fort Lauderdale to Cap-Haitien on the northern coast of Haiti.  The low-cost carrier resumed the service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Cap-Haitien International Airport on Dec. 3.  The service is the only […]


Eastern Airlines Is Launching Flights to the Dominican Republic

dominican republic eastern airlines

The revived Eastern Airlines is back in the Caribbean.  The new iteration of the once-legendary carrier is set to launch expanded Caribbean flights in December with service to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  Eastern Airlines will be launching twice-weekly flights from […]


From The Bahamas to Jamaica, The Talking Heads’ Caribbean Love Story

bahamas talking heads jamaica

Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz’s new book, Remain in Love, is a billet-doux to his bandmate and wife of more than 40 years, bassist Tina Weymouth, as well as documenting the couple’s musical journey together — first, as part of […]


SUBSCRIBE!

Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.


No. Thank You