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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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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.


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

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


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

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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)