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Junior wheelchair makes Grand Slam debut | US Open updates

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):

8 p.m.

Ben Bartram has become the first player to win a junior wheelchair match at a Grand Slam tournament.

The 17-year-old from Britain, who is the No. 1 seed in the boys’ wheelchair singles division, beat 15-year-old Ivar van Rijt 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday.

The U.S. Open this year became the first of the four major tournaments to have a junior wheelchair division.

The men’s and women’s fields were also expanded to 16 players. Top seeds Diede de Groot and Shingo Kunieda won their quarterfinal matches Thursday in those events.


7:45 p.m.

Ons Jabeur has raced to a surprisingly easy 6-1 lead over Caroline Garcia in the women’s semifinals.

Garcia has won 13 straight matches and hadn’t dropped more than four games in any set during her first five matches in Flushing Meadows.

But the No. 17 seed from…

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