Analysis: D.C.’s Hailey Baptiste competes in the US Open
D.C. tennis star defeated in the second round of the US Open
At just 20 years old, D.C. native Hailey Baptiste has a doubles title and seven career matches won. She is currently ranked No. 155 for women’s singles, and this year, competed in Women’s Qualifying Singles for the US Open.
At just 17 years old, Baptiste first made her presence known in the tennis world. Baptiste played against French tennis star Kristina Mladenovic, in Washington D.C.'s Citi Open tournament, putting Baptiste’s name on the map.
Baptiste fell to Swiss tennis player Viktorija Golubic 6-4, 6-4 during the qualifiers.
Baptiste competed in the first round of the US Open alongside American tennis player Whitney Osuigwe. The doubles partners defeated the American and Australian Sofia Kenin and Ajla Tomljanović. The pair won 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
In the second round of the US Open Baptiste and Osuigwe competed against Mexican and Canadian tennis doubles partners, Giuliana Olmos and Gabriela Dabrowski. Unfortunately, the American duo lost in a 1-6, 4-6, defeat.
The US Open takes place every year in New York. The 2022 US Open takes place from Aug. 29 to Sept. 11.