Haitian-American Victoria Duval Wins First-Round Match at US Open, Tennis tournament
Here is a picture of the Haitian-American Tennis player Victoria Duval who managed to come up with an upset win over the 2011 champion Samantha Stosur during the US Open first round tennis tournament in 2013.
This was quite a victory and an accomplishment for the young Haitian-American tennis player who was a heavy underdog coming into the match against Stosur. Prior to this game, Samantha Stosur who is a former US Open champion, was ranked 11th in the world
Victoria Duval had to deal with two major issues in her life before the age of 17 when she actually became a superstar in tennis. She experienced the terror of being held hostage by a kidnap gang in Haiti. Also, her father almost lost his life during the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Victoria Duval was born in Miami on November 30, 1995 of Haitian family but spent most of her childhood in Haiti. She acquired most of her tennis skills Haiti while training at the JOTAC Tennis Academy in Port-au-Prince. She plays right-handed, with a two-handed backhand. Her coach is Nick Bollettieri.