Friday, September 9, 2011

Jack Sock Wins First Senior Title In Mixed Doubles At The US Open

American teenager Jack Sock wasn't supposed to have much success at all in this year's US Open. Indeed, him winning his first round match was certainly something to celebrate.  Getting beat by Andy Roddick in the second round was expected.

Winning the Mixed Doubles Championship at 18 was simply a pie-in-the-sky dream.

Sock and Oudin Celebrate Their Championship
Photo: Matt Slocum
However, with partner Melanie Oudin (a 19-year-old American), Sock achieved just that.

The pair needed a wild card entry just to get into the mixed doubles tournament, but quickly took the US Open by storm (no pun intended). They were able to defeat several older, and much more experienced, mixed doubles teams, which included defending champions Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber in the second round.

Sock turned pro this summer after dominating junior tennis in the United States.  He is seen as a major hope for the future of American men's tennis.

Andy Roddick and Jack Sock Shake Hands Following Roddick's
Second Round Victory Over Sock

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