Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 10/23/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Flavia Pennetta of Italy plays a forehand in her second round match against Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium during day three of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
  #451219104 / gettyimages.com (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
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