Lendl sister domination
BEDMINSTER, N.J. – The Daniela Lendl-Sarah Brown match was the first of three consecutive matches to go extra holes on the girls’ side. Lendl, the 61st seed, birdied the first playoff hole to take down Brown (4th seed).
“Today was not easy,” said Lendl of playing against a good friend.
Daniela’s older sister, Isabelle, also won her first match.
“I was skeptical about asking the rules official with us how (Isabelle) was doing because I didn’t want to lose concentration,” Daniela said.
She asked anyway, and was pleased to learn that big sis’ drained a bomb on the 16th hole to end her match. The earliest the pair could meet is the semifinals of the upper bracket.
“I know no matter what happens there will be no hard feelings,” said Daniela of the possible showdown.