Haitian-American Victoria Duval Survived Kidnapping To Win First Round US Open Tennis Tournament


Haitian-American Victoria Duval Wins First-Round Match at US Open, Tennis tournament

The young Haitian-American Victoria Duval pulled quite an upset Yesterday (August 27, 2013) at the U.S. Open.

She defeated the 2011 champion Samantha Stosur in the US Open first round tennis tournament. Ranked at No.296, Duval scored a 5-7 6-4 6-4 win against the 11th- Australian. This is actually, her first grand slam victory.

This victory by the 17 year old Haitian-American Victoria Duval over the 2011 champion Samantha Stosur in the US Open is quite remarkable but it gets even more interesting. She had two major ordeals that she already coped with. She experienced the terror of being held hostage by a kidnap gang and almost losing her father in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Victoria Duval Stuns Samantha Stosur At US Open

Vicky Duval First Interview After US Open Victory 17yr Old

Victoria Duval was born on November 30, 1995 in Miami, but spent much of her childhood in Haiti, including time training at the JOTAC Tennis Academy in Port-au-Prince. She moved back to th Us at the age of eight in Atlanta. Victoria Duval is a right-handed tennis player. Her coach is Nick Bollettieri. Victoria has already received praise from Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who has issued statements expressing his congratulations to Duval for her accomplishment.

15-year-old Haiti's tennis hope Vickie Duval aims for the top

Victoria Duval Meets the Press at Family Circle Cup 2013

Reply to this article  (3)

Read more: kidnapping, Sport, 2010 Haiti earthquake, Tennis, Victoria Duval, Newsletter Articles

Related Photos

Victoria Duval Wins First Round Match at US Open   Haitian-American Victoria Duval Wins First-Round Match at US Open, Tennis tournament  

Reader Comments 3

Fermilien Francy says...

vicky congratulation to you i was really proud in the stadium to support you.i hope u don't change your name and say you are american now be proud fo your father and your nation as well.keep going, practice every day, you will see the sun shine with haitian flag cover your shoulder.

Read More | Reply

Arlene says...

Awesome story, lovely family, I believe Vickie will continue to win championships, she's a natural at tennis.

Another beauty about Haiti.

God bless u cherie.


Read More | Reply

Raymond Lafontant says...


Read More | Reply

Leave a Reply

Name (required)

E-mail (required, will not be published)

» »

Our objective is to share with you news and information about Haiti and the people of Haiti. Traditions, habits and the way we were  or  grew are alive in this site. We highly recommend that you Subscribe to our Newsletter and also share with us some of the things that are memorable and made us unique people.