In the Girls Under-17 category, rising star Saran Nghiem is into the last 16 of the US Junior Open after 2 rounds of play. She beat both Americans Elaine Neild and Chelsea Cho in straight sets.

Sixth-seeded Saran will now meet joint-ninth seed, Malaysian Vharshmithraa Dinesh for a place in the quarters.

Accompanying Saran into the last 16 is Charlie McCrone playing in the Girls Under-13 category. Charlie had to fight from 2-1 down against American Emma Lee in the round of 32 for a place in the last 16.

Seeded joint-ninth in the tournament, Charlie will now face eighth-seeded Egyptian Jayda Marei for a place in the quarters.

We wish both girls all the best in their upcoming matches.

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