Madison Brengle spent the last decade bouncing around tour events all over the world. She obviously learned a few things along the way.
Brengle, a Delaware native, has had her best year by far in 2015, impressing the tennis world with her meteoric rise in the rankings and breakthrough performances both on WTA tour events and in other avenues, such as World TeamTennis, where she and the Washington Kastles won a WTT title this summer.
Brengle’s year began with a fourth-round showing at the Australian Open – the best major performance of her career. That helped propel her in the rankings.
Currently sitting at No. 47 in the world, Brengle’s run has continued so far through the Open. She won her first-round match of the tournament on Monday, taking down Saisai Zheng, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 in what was the longest women’s singles match of US Open history. Wednesday she faces Anna Tatishvili, who upset No. 8 seed Karolina Pliskova, 6-2, 6-1 on Monday.
Brengle is 2-4 in her career against Tatishvili, meeting last year in the quarterfinals at Vancouver. Brengle won that match in two sets.
Wednesday’s match is scheduled to go first on Grandstand and can be seen on ESPN3.
This is the first time that Brengle has played in all four majors in the same season. Last year, she advanced to the second round of the US Open.
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