China's 'Duanwenport' looks to win more after shocking Bouchard
Updated: 2015-07-01 09:23
LONDON - China's Duan Yingying, nicknamed as "Duanvenport" by her fans, said she hopes to win more matches after shocking last year's beaten finalist Eugenie Bouchard at the first round of the Wimbledon Championships here on Tuesday.
China's Duan Yingying celebrates after beating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada at the first round of the Wimbledon Championships in London, June 30, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]
"(Lindsay) Davenport has been my idol since I was a child," she said of the former world No. 1 American super star. "My coach always asked me to learn from her because we have similar height and size."
Although Duan, who stands 1.86 meters, looks as strong as Davenport in her playing days, she is unlikely to emulate the achievement of the three Grand Slam winner, who had been world No. 1 by 22.
But Duan, 26, was satisfied with her first victory in a Grand Slam event.
"This is the best result in my career," she said. "I am very excited."
Actually, it was also the Chinese player's first main draw appearance at Wimbledon. Two years ago, she entered the event when she was ranked a career-high No. 104, but she was forced to withdraw because her native Tianjin team had asked her to play the National Games instead.
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