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Royal Results for American Tennis Pros in London

As Championship weekend approaches at Wimbledon, let's push the pause button for a moment and look at how the American tennis pros are doing.

To begin, there were 32 pros representing the US in the main draw. That is 13 players from the ATP Tour and 19 from the WTA Tour. An additional 16 American pros made the cut for Ladies' Doubles and Gentlemen's Doubles.


One player still vying for a Wimbledon title is Caroline Dolehide. Caroline comes from Hinsdale, Illinois, and is competing in Ladies' doubles with partner Shuai Zhang of Tianjin, China.


Caroline is ranked No. 100 in singles and No. 39 in doubles. The 24-year-old plays with a Wilson Ultra racquet and endorses Asics shoes and apparel.

Dolehide

Considering it's been a while since any American tennis pro won Wimbledon, the dynamic duo will compete in tomorrow's final.


The last American male player to win a singles championship was Pete Sampras. On July 9, 2000, he defeated the No. 12 seed, Patrick Rafter 6-7 (10), 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2. Using his classic serve-and-volley style, Sampras won his seventh Wimbledon title before retiring in 2002.


Likewise, Serena Williams defeated Angie Kerber of Germany 7–5, 6–3 at the 2016 Wimbledon.

Williams sisters

Miraculously Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams defeated Tímea Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6–3, 6–4, in the same year.


ATP American Tennis Pros in London

Tiafoe

Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul, John Isner, Ben Shelton, and Sebastian Korda were among the men's single competitors.


One of the youngest American male players was Brandon Nakashima from San Diego, Calif. The 21-year-old lost in the first round to Jordan Thompson of Australia.


Christopher Eubanks made it the furthest, getting to the quarter-finals where he lost to Daniil Medvedev of Russia after a grueling 5-setter.


WTA American Tennis Pros

Keys

Madison Keys, who recently won the Rothesay International, also on grass, made it to the QF's where she lost to Aryna Sabalenka of Russia. Additionally, Jessica Pegula lost in the QF's to Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic.

Gauff and Pegula

Jessica played doubles with 19-year-old Coco Gauff of Delray Beach, Fl. They lost in the third round.


Shelby Rogers, Peyton Stearns, and Caty McNally were eliminated in the first round. Other female contenders were Danielle Collins, Alycia Parks, and Sofia Kenin.


American Junior Players at Wimbledon

Eighteen rising stars crossed the pond in hopes of holding a Wimbledon Juniors trophy in their hands.


Among the Junior American talent are Darwin Blanch and Cooper Williams. Both are fighting for a chance to play in the boy's singles finals and if they make it, they would play against each other! This would be one for the books, so keep an eye out for this exciting match-up.

Cooper and Darwin

Clervie Ngounoue is another bright light in American junior tennis as she plays a semi-final match against Renata Jamrichova from Slovakia to earn her spot in the championship of girls' singles.


Even though Wimbledon is winding down, there is still more tennis to be played. There's also momentum for the American tennis pros, especially as they prepare for the U.S. Open, which is less than 30 days out, but who's counting?


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