Hampton upsets Safarova, 9-7 in the third

by: AP | May 29, 2013

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

PARIS -- Jamie Hampton gave the United States 10 women in the French Open's second round for the second consecutive year, beating 25th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 9-7 Wednesday.

Hampton, a 23-year-old who calls Auburn, Ala., home, earned her first victory at Roland Garros after losing in the first round last year.

Her best Grand Slam showing came at the Australian Open in January, when she pushed eventual champion Victoria Azarenka to three sets in the third round while dealing with a lower back problem.

The 10 Americans into the second round at the clay-court major tournament in 2012 and 2013 are the most since 11 did it in 2003. As few as four got that far in several recent years: 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006 and 2005.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to Australia

Enter for a chance to win airfare, accommodations and tickets to the 2019 Australian Open.

The Overnight—Happy days at Happy Slam for Edmund, Wozniacki, Dimitrov

grigor dimitrov caroline wozniacki kyle edmund 2018 australian open

Grigor Dimitrov's growth continues with high-wire victory over Kyrgios

An semifinalist last year, Dimitrov is into the Aussie QFs with a 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 win.