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By Richard Kent BASN Tennis Writer
Updated: September 10, 2011
NEW YORK, NY, (BASN)—The backdrop was Harlem and the event was sponsored by Longines,the official timekeeper of the French Open,Harlem Junior Tennis and USTA Eastern.
Steffi Graf put on a clinic for Harlem youth put on a clinic for Harlem youth at the 369th Street Harlem Armory.Andre Agassi and Graf are spokespeople for Longines.
She stressed that,”it is important to get kids involved at an early age,it is great exercise.”She was right as she even managed a hit with the author and that proved to be great exercise.She hit with kids on smaller sized courts.
Back at the US Open,the rain finally stopped for a while and Serena Williams continued her winning ways,defeating Russian Anastasia Paulyuchenkova,7-5,6-1.She won 83 percent of her first serves.She is the odds on favorite to win the whole event.The Women’s Semis are now scheduled for Satuday night,the Women’s Final for scheduled for Sunday afternoon with the Men’s Final slated for Monday afternoon.
The Donald Young run ended as he dropped a 3-set match to highly seeded Andy Murray.His run though will place him in the top 100 and avoid,at least for a while his need to get wildcards into Slams.The rest is up to him.