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Day 6 - Men's 3rd Round/Women's 4th Round :: US Open 2010 - Grand Slam #4 :: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, USA
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US Open: Sharapova defeats Capra, advances
New York, Sep 5: This time history did not repeat itself. The Russian beauty, Maria Sharapova, defeated 18-year old American, Beatrice Capra, to reach the fourth round of US Open 2010.
Sharapova thrashed Beatrice Capra 6-0, 6-0 and will face top seed Caroline Wozniacki for a spot in the quarterfinals. Sharapova's experience was evident at the outset, with the 2006 US Open champion choosing to receive serve in the opening game given the tricky conditions and likelihood that Capra would need time to settle her nerves.
Beatrice Capra of Ellicott City, Md., an 18-year-old amateur, is this year's answer to what the future of women's tennis in this country might look like.
"Beatrice is without a doubt one of our up-and-comers," U.S. Tennis Association President Lucy Garvin said.
Capra is ranked 371st, the Siberia of tennis. But instead of laboring in the frozen tundra, Capra is enjoying the stimulating sunshine of her finest tennis week.
Tennis fans have seen this movie before. Just last year, 17-year-old Melanie Oudin sprinkled stardust all over the tournament, making it to the quarterfinals, beating Maria Sharapova along the way.