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17 Facts About 17-Year-Old U.S. Open Phenom Victoria Duval

Not old enough to vote, but old enough to rock the tennis world.

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2. When she was young, she was into ballet. When she started playing tennis her mother said she had to pick between the two. Pretty obvious she made the right choice.

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8. Her family moved to Florida the following year, but her father frequently returned to Haiti to work as a doctor. In 2010, he was in Port-au-Prince when the earthquake hit and buried under rubble for 11 hours.

9. At the age of 17, she had only played one Grand Slam match before this year.

Charles Krupa / AP

She was given a wildcard into the 2012 U.S. Open but lost in the first round to Kim Clijsters.

12. On Tuesday, she beat 2011 U.S. Open champion and 11th-seed Samantha Stosur in a huge first-round upset.

Mike Segar / Reuters

In a very close third set, it took Duval four match points to secure a win.

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13. Making a fan of Lil Wayne in the process.

Lil Wayne WEEZY F

@LilTunechi

Nice win Victoria Duval! Keep it up

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CORRECTION: Victoria Duval's father is wearing a white button-down. An earlier version of this article misidentified him. (8/30/13)

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