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Taylor Townsend celebrated her new position as the world's No. 1 junior by winning the Orange Bowl doubles title in the 18-year-old age group on Sunday in partnership with Gabrielle Faith Andrews at the Frank Veltri Courts in Plantation, Fla., but the singles titles went abroad -- as they have tended to for the past several years. For the first time, both boys and girls 18s titles went to youngsters from a part of the world that seems to produce an endless supply of tennis talent -- the former Yugoslavia. Laslo Djere, a 17-year-old Serb who appears to be modeling his game on his idol Novak Djokovic, proved too strong for his 16-year-old Swedish opponent, Elias Ymer, and won 6-4, 6-4 without ever being in danger of losing his serve. But the star turn of the week belonged to Ana Konjuh, who pulled off the remarkable feat of winning the 18s title while still 14. The powerfully built Croatian player overwhelmed No. 2 seed Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 6-2 and now is eyeing life in the profe...
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