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Meet CiCi Bellis, 15, youngest US Open winner since 1996

NEW YORK :  While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his

India TV News Desk [ Updated: September 13, 2014 10:14 IST ]
meet cici bellis 15 youngest us open winner since 1996
meet cici bellis 15 youngest us open winner since 1996

NEW YORK :  While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside.

  
Like many a teen, CiCi has strict rules for Dad in public -- even if his 1,208th-ranked daughter is pulling out a back-and-forth 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory Tuesday over 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in the first round at Flushing Meadows.
  
"I'm told I cannot sigh and I cannot move or say anything (because) that distracts her, so I just have to sit there like a Sphinx and just smile and pray," the elder Bellis, Gordon, explained with a deadpan delivery. "She hears me when I sigh. So I can't sigh."

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