A year after reaching the US Open juniors final, 16-year-old Tornado Black is back in New York as a more worldly player after a coaching dispute and financial struggles.
Fifteen-year-old CiCi Bellis won the USTA Girls' 18s National Championship on Saturday to earn a main-draw wild card into the U.S. Open, beating 16-year-old Tornado Alicia Black 6-3, 6-1.
Croatians Borna Coric and Ana Konjuh swept the US Open juniors titles Sunday.
Tornado Black has a memorable name to go with her remarkable game. And that's just how Gayal Black, the mom of the up-and-coming tennis player, wanted it.