Victoria Duval is just 17 but has already experienced the heart-stopping terror of being held hostage by gunmen and almost losing her father in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Victoria Duval returns against Samantha Stosur during their US Open match in New York on August 27, 2013. Aged just 17, Duval has been held hostage by gunment and almost lost her father in the Haiti earthquake.
So, on Tuesday, defeating former champion Samantha Stosur in the US Open first felt tame by comparison, the tension of squandering three match points understandably trivial in the great drama of her young life.
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