Ellicott City's Capra earns singles spot in U.S. Open

August 21, 2010|By Baltimore Sun reporter

Beatrice Capra, who grew up in Ellicott City and attended McDonogh, won the U.S. Open wild-card playoff in Boca Raton, Fla., and will receive a main-draw singles wild card into the event Aug. 30-Sept. 12 in New York. Capra, 18, upset No. 1 seed Madison Brengle, 7-6 (4), 6-4. She entered the top 10 of the world junior rankings this year with a title at the Italian Open and a quarterfinal showing at the Roland Garros juniors. Capra was a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Open juniors in 2009, the same year she won her first pro singles title on the USTA Pro Circuit at the $10,000 event in Williamsburg, Va. She is No. 369 on the WTA Tour.

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