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(June 25, 2014) WIMBLEDON – The list of young American women in the third round of Wimbledon has grown longer as Lauren Davis upset 12th seed Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday. The victory for the No. 55 player means that she has equaled her best performance of her 10 major tournament appearances. She joins American women’s generation next – Madison Keys, Alison Riske and Victoria Duval who remain in the draw at Wimbledon.
“I’m really pleased with how I am progressing and how much I’ve improved. Over the off-season I improved my fitness a lot,” said Davis. “So I think it a base was a really good foundation, a base to start off for a great year ahead of me.”
The difference in the match said Davis “I played just a bit more solid in the tiebreaker.”
“Flavia is a great player, I wasn’t sure going out there what was going to happen but I gave it my all.”
The 20-year-old Davis from Ohio lost in the first round of all four Grand Slam t