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Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - American 17-year-old qualifier Victoria Duval scored a monumental upset on Tuesday by beating 2011 champion and No. 11 seed Samantha Stosur in the first round of the U.S. Open Tuesday. Duval, who was playing in only her second grand slam match, posted a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 win, which was only completed on her fourth match point. Stosur committed 56 unforced errors and had 10 double faults. A forehand winner sent Duval into the air in jubilation before the celebratory crowd at Louis Armstrong Stadium. "The crowd helped me a lot today. I know Sam is a great champion and I watched her when she won the U.S.Open," said Duval, who won her first match against a top-20 opponent. "I know she didnt play her best today." The story of Duvals rise to professional tennis is an eye-opening one. Although she was born in Miami, Duval spent her childhood in Haiti until the age of eight before moving back to the U.S. She started playing tennis a year before her move. Duvals parents are Haitian. Her father, who is a doctor in Port-au-Prince; was hurt in the devastating earthquake of 2010. Her mother was a professional ballet, jazz and tap dancer. Last year at this time, Duval was the recipient of the Maureen Connolly "Outstanding Player" award at the USTA Girls 18s National Championships. She will take on Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova in the second round. Hantuchova beat American wild card Maria Sanchez, 7-5, 6-2. "Theres a lot to be thankful for. You never know what could happen any day," Duval said. "Take everything I learned today and hopefully I can play like this again." Fourth seed Sara Errani, former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova were among the opening-round winners Tuesday. Second seed Victoria Azarenka was set to play Germanys Dinah Pfizenmaier in the final night match at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The former world No. 1 Azarenka is the reigning Australian Open champ and was last years U.S. Open runner-up to the great Serena Williams. The former French Open runner-up Errani, of Italy, double-bageled helpless Aussie Olivia Rogowska, 6-0, 6-0, while the sixth-seeded Dane and 2009 U.S. Open runner-up Wozniacki topped Chinese Duan Ying-Ying, 6-2, 7-5, and the seventh-seeded Czech slugger Kvitova got past Japanese fellow left-hander Misaki Doi in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, in 1 hour, 55 minutes on a warm, breezy Day 2 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. "In the first round of Grand Slams its difficult all the time so you have to be focused," said Kvitova, who was a runner-up in New Haven, Conn., last week. "I didnt play my game all the match. I didnt have focus. I have to have more confidence." Kvitova, who captured Wimbledon in 2011, has never made it past the fourth round in New York. Her second-round opponent on Thursday will be capable Serb Bojana Jovanovski. Meanwhile, 10th-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci, a U.S. Open quarterfinalist a year ago, handled Hungarian Timea Babos, 6-4, 6-2, 13th-seeded former world No. 1 and former French Open champ Ana Ivanovic, also a 2012 quarterfinalist in Flushing, pasted Georgian Anna Tatishvili, 6-2, 6-0, and 14th-seeded Russian Maria Kirilenko mauled Belgian Yanina Wickmayer, 6-1, 6-1. In other action involving seeds, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina drove out No. 17 Slovak Dominika Cibulkova, 6-4, 6-3; Israeli Julia Glushko doused No. 20 Russian Nadia Petrova 6-3, 6-4; and No. 21 seed Simona Halep of Romania upended Great Britains Heather Watson, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Halep is fresh off her title in New Haven and has won four events over the past two months. No. 22 Russian Elena Vesnina drilled German Annika Beck 6-1, 6-1; No. 26 Alize Cornet, of France, downed Portuguese Maria Joao Koehler 6-3, 6-2; No. 27 Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia beat American Mallory Burdette, 6-3, 7-5; 28th seed Mona Barthel of Germany topped Swede Johanna Larsson, 6-1, 6-4; and Taipeis Su-Wei Hsieh knocked out No. 31 Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-3, 6-3. The one-time world No. 3 Petrova has dropped her last six matches on tour. Kuznetsova was the 2004 U.S. Open champion and 2007 runner-up. In other matches involving Americans, Christina McHale defeated German Julia Goerges, 6-4, 6-3; 18-year-old Sachia Vickery made her WTA debut by topping Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 6-4, 6-4; Italian Karin Knapp drilled Grace Min, 6-3, 6-1; Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru took out Varvara Lepchenko, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-6 (7-5); Alison Riske ousted Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova, 6-3, 6-3; and Flavia Pennetta crushed Nicole Gibbs, 6-0, 6-2. 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On Sunday the football Gods delivered once again, only this time it was time for good old USA to experience as much heartache as joy.OAKLAND, Calif. -- Sonny Grays fastball wasnt as sharp as it usually is, and the Oakland Athletics young pitcher even had a quirky replay go against him. A rediscovered curveball, stellar defence behind him and timely hitting on offence made it all a moot point. Grey allowed four hits over seven innings to bounce back from his worst start of the season and the As beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Thursday night. "The idea is to really get that (curve) going again because I think the last five or six starts its been OK, but it hasnt been a big factor for us," said Gray, who walked three and struck out five. "We did some things a little different this week and I was able to find that again and get it going, especially early in the game." Gray (8-3) was knocked around in his previous start when he was tagged for five runs in five innings against Miami on June 28. He was much sharper this time around and got some help from Oaklands defence which turned three double plays, including one in the eighth after Josh Tholes leadoff single. Jose Reyes hit a fly out to deep right and Oaklands Brandon Moss made a strong throw back to first baseman Nate Freiman, who tagged out Thole trying to get back to the bag. "Hes still a little spotty with his fastball," As manager Bob Melvin said. "That kind of makes him at times who he is, too. He can paint you on two pitches and then miss by a foot. His curveball was a big factor today." Grey might have been in line for a shutout were it not for an odd replay in the second inning. After Toronto loaded the bases against Gray with one out, Anthony Gose hit a grounder to Freiman. Freiman appeared to tag Munenori Kawasaki as he ran for second base, but umpire Vic Carapazza ruled Freiman missed the tag and Kawasaki was safe. Freiman then threw to catcher Stephen Vogt, who stepped on home plate for a forceout with Edwin Encarnacion, the runner on third, approaching. Toronto manager John Gibbons requested the review, arguing that Kawasaki was out and that Encarnacion should be allowed to score because there would have been no force play at the plate. After a delay of 4 minutes, 27 seconds, the call was overturned and the Blue Jays were given a 1-0 llead.dddddddddddd "We cant put runners back," crew chief Bill Miller said. "We have to go with what happened on the field, and what happened on the field was (Vogt) tagged home plate but he did not tag the runner. Unfortunately that was in direct relation to the call on the field at first base." Melvin immediately came out to argue and the As played the remainder of the game under protest. It didnt matter. Freiman doubled in Brandon Moss in the bottom of the inning, and Vogt scored on a passed ball to put the As up 2-1. Craig Gentry singled off Toronto starter R.A. Dickey (6-8) in the eighth and scored on John Jasos double. Alberto Callaspos sacrifice fly made it 4-1. "We just didnt get anything going offensively," Gibbons said. "They outplayed us, pure and simple." Dickey, who beat the As on May 24, when he allowed two runs over 8 1-3 innings in his best outing of the season, lost his fourth straight start. The knuckleballer struck out six and walked three. The loss drops the Blue Jays into a first-place tie with Baltimore in the AL East. Its the first time since May 21 that Toronto has not held sole possession of the top spot in the division. Dan Otero pitched the eighth and Sean Doolittle worked the ninth for his 12th save. NOTES: Dickey had not lost four straight starts since 2004. ... As slugger Yoenis Cespedes went 0 for 4 to snap a 15-game hitting streak. ... Oakland 3B Josh Donaldson (lower back stiffness) was held out of the starting lineup for a second straight game. ... The As activated LHP Eric OFlaherty from the 60-day DL and designated LHP Jeff Francis for assignment. OFlaherty underwent Tommy John surgery last year and hasnt pitched in the majors since May 17, 2013. ... The As reached agreement on a 10-year lease extension with the Oakland Coliseum. As part of the deal, the As will pay $10 million for the installation of new video scoreboards as well as other upgrades to the aging facility. ... Toronto OF Colby Rasmus was held out of the lineup after injuring his right wrist running into the wall during the series against Milwaukee. ... Oakland LHP Tommy Milone (6-3) faces Toronto RHP Marcus Stroman (4-2) on Friday. ' ' '
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