You are slightly off, she was born in Miami, FL USA and at age 8 moved to Haiti with her parents.What's a success story, for which the U.S. can certainly be credited for a great job?: Victoria Duval, for those who saw her play at the U.S. Open yesterday and then heard her speak. Born in Haiti, left for the U.S. with parents at age 8, father works as a doctor in Port-au-Prince, she learned tennis at the Nick Bolittieri tennis academy in Florida, and won her 1st-round match against the 11th seed and former U.S. Open champion. At 17! Bravo.
But it is not an accomplishment of America, it is her accomplishment. She earned it the hard way, by hard work.
And I don't think she learned tennis at Nick Bolittieri's. She probably learned if from her parents and then studied in Haiti at the JOTAC Tennis Academy in Port-au-Prince before returning to the U.S. to study with Nick. And I doubt if Nick gave her a break and I am sure he has other students.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Victoria Duval (born November 30, 1995) is a Haitian-American professional tennis player. She plays right-handed, with a two-handed backhand. Her career-high singles ranking is no. 285, achieved on May 6, 2013. Her career-high doubles ranking is no. 717 achieved on October 29, 2012. Her coach is Nick Bollettieri. Victoria has already received praise from Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who has issued statements expressing his congratulations to Duval for her accomplishment.
Duval was born in Miami, but spent much of her childhood in Haiti, including time training at the JOTAC Tennis Academy in Port-au-Prince. She lived in Haiti until the age of eight. She also trained at the RCS Tennis Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.