Đồng Khánh Linh triumphed at the One Love Tennis Labour Day Jr Open in the US on Monday. Photo thanhnien.vn
HÀ NỘI — Teenage tennis star Đồng Khánh Linh triumphed at the One Love Tennis Labor Day Jr Open in the US on Monday.
The 13-year-old won the U14 category event.
Although Linh wasn’t among the seeded players, the youngster from HCM City went on a winning streak.
In the quarter-finals, Linh beat No 2 seed Bedi Manavi 2-1 (0-6, 6-4, 10-4), Bedi Manasi in the semi-finals 2-0 (6-2, 6-2). In the finals, Linh beat No 3 seed Natalia Paiva 2-0 (6-2, 6-1) to take the title.
Linh began playing tennis at the age of 10 and won a number of tournaments in Việt Nam.
Earlier this year, Linh and her family went to the US, began to practise and compete regularly to achieve the goal of becoming a professional tennis player. Linh's younger brother Đồng Sỹ Nguyên, 10, is also a promising player.
Linh’s father, Đồng Mạnh Hùng said his family had set up a specific plan and goals for Linh and Nguyên to pursue their passion.
Next the family hope the two tennis prodigies will continue winning tournaments and enrol in university team in the US.
Linh and Nguyên, who played for HCM City youth team, aspire to become Vietnamese national tennis players. Currently, the family reportedly spends about US$6,000 a month for them to practise. — VNS