It's too early to tell whether they'll be the next Venus and Serena Williams, but two young racket-swinging sisters from Boca Raton, Fla., are already taking the tennis world by storm.
Fifteen-year-old "Tornado" Alicia Black and 12-year-old Hurricane Tyra Black have unconventional names -- Hurricane's is her legal name; Tornado's isn't -- and you better get used to them, because the sisters are climbing up the junior tennis ranks.
"They wanted us to be tennis stars so they picked storm names," Tornado told the New York Post of her parents, Sylvester and Gayal. "I used to hate it because a lot of kids made fun of me, but now I'm getting used to it. I like it now."
On Wednesday, "Tornado," a wild-card qualifier, upset fourth-seeded Barbora Krejcikova 7-5, 7-5 in the second round of the Junior Girls tournament at the U.S. Open, setting up a third-round matchup with Jasmine Paolini of Italy.
Her coach, Lawrence Carpio, ...