(September 7, 2016) Led by fourth-seeded Amanda Anisimova (pictured above), 10 of the 16 girls to reach the singles third round of the US Open Junior Championships are American, the most ever at the US Open since the junior singles draws expanded to 64 in 1984.
“You have so many up-and-coming young women already on the tour, and then to see this wave of great junior girls coming behind them is really, really encouraging,” said USTA Player Development General Manager Martin Blackman. “I think it’s a testament to the partnership that we’ve built with our great private-sector coaches around the country. It’s a testament to the system of development camps and evaluation that we’ve built with the help of the Sections, our Player Development managers and our Junior Department. And lastly it’s a testament to the work of Ola Malmqvist, our Head of Women’s Tennis, who’s done a phenomenal job of just creating a system, being disciplined, building relationships and giving whatever support we can to our best girls so they develop. It really bodes well for the future of American tennis on the women’s side.”