American Juniors In Europe...
By Mark Winters     July, 2001

Which is exactly what he did in his 4-6,6-3,6-4 victory over Amritraj. In the second round, top seed Janko Tipsarvevic of Yugoslavia had more experience and that proved to be the difference in his 7-6,3-6,6-3 win over Baker.

Harkleroad was surprised in the fourth round by Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-3,6-2. She rebounded teaming with Gisela Dulko of Argentina to reach the semifinal, final, win. Horiatopoulos/Mattek surprised the top seeds Eva Birnerova/Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic 6-1,7-5 in the quarterfinals and moved into the final with a 6-3,6-3 victory over Jelena Yankovic of Yugoslavia/Matea Mezak of Croatia.

USTA National coach Bobby Bernstein worked with the U.S. boys at Wimbledon. "Itís a one year process," he said. "The kids are figuring out everything thatís different about playing outside the United States. For them, itís an entirely new situation. People donít know who they are and they have a lot to learn about dealing with all they are facing."

Speaking for both the boys and the girls Adams said, "this is their first time on grass at a major international tournament. They will progress and will have much better results next year."

(Photo is of Bethanie Mattek)
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