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She's a home-schooled California girl
2014/08/27 10:56:28瀏覽341|回應0|推薦0
It may be is definitely too early to get excited about 15-year-old Catherine "CiCi" Bellis' first-round win Tuesday in New Yorkover No. 12 seed Dominika Cibulkova HKUE DSE, but nevertheless, here's an introduction to a player sure to get plenty of attention for at least the next two days.

She's a home-schooled California girl

Born in San Francisco and now living in Atherton, her parents have home-schooled her since the fifth grade.
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She's the youngest woman to win a U.S. Open match since 1996

The 15-year-old who won in 1996? Current ESPN commentator Mary Joe Fernandez. Not bad company to be in at all. Fernandez never won a Slam but was a three-time runner-up and had several other close callshong kong company setup .

Her ranking going into the U.S. Open was 1,208

With only a few wins on the second-tier ITF circuit at such venerable pro tennis destinations as Orlando, Surprise, and Rancho Santa Fe, Bellis is a long way from on the radar in the WTA rankings. Though she is the No. 2-ranked junior.

She qualified for the U.S. Open by defeating a Tornado
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Bellis was the 2014 USTA Girls' 18s National Champion, meaning she was given a Wild Card entry into the main draw. In the championship match, she beat a girl by the name ofTornado Ali Black. Seriously. Let it be known that we're also rooting for big things for Tornado .
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