STARTED ITS ROUND OF 32 TONIGHT.. INCLUDED IN THE GROUP IS ARROYO GRANDE GRAD SOPHIA WHITTLE, WHO SCORED AN UPSET AGAINST THE NUMBER THREE SEED WEDENSDAY NIGHT TO ADVANCE IN THE TOURNAMENT.. # WHITTLE ON THE COURT TONIGHT LOOKING FOR ANOTHER BIG WIN AS SHE FACED LAURA ROBSON OF ENGLAND.. — THE FIRST SET GOES TO A TIE BREAK… ROBSON AND WHITTLE GOING BACK-AND-FORTH… ROBSON PUTS THE FOREHAND RIGHT ON THE LINE FOR THE WINNER… SHE TAKES THE FIRST SET, 7-6.. ——— WHITTTLE BATTLING IN THE SECOND SET, DOWN 4-0.. SHE TAKES THE RETURN FROM ROBSON AND PUTS IT IN THE SAME CORNER, AND ROBSON FINDS THE NET… WHITTLE COULDN’T RECOVER AND WOULD DROP ANOTHER POINT.. —— WHITTLE TRYING TO STAY ALIVE…. OFF THE SERVE, ROBSON GOES INTO THE NET AGAIN… SOPHIA STILL DOWN 30-15… ———- MATCH POINT.. ROBSON, THE LEFTY, BURIES THE SHOT UNCONTESTED… —— FANTASTIC RUN BY SOPHIA WHITTLE COMES TO AN END TONIGHT AS SHE FALLS TO LAURA ROBSON 7-6, 6-0… # “I mean it was an incredible experience. I can’t thank everyone enough for giving me the opportunity to get a wild card into the main draw, so it was really fun being able to compete at a really high level to see where I’m at. It was an amazing opportunity. I never expected to have this at my age, but I’m looking forward to everything in the future. I’m hoping I can do even better next time.” WHITTLE’S NEXT COMPETITION

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