CiCi Bellis: 5 Things To Know About The US Open Tennis Sensation

Wed, August 27, 2014 5:09pm EDT by 2 Comments
Getty

Congratulations CiCi Bellis! The 15-year-old tennis champ won her first match in the US Open on Aug. 26, and was the youngest woman to do so since 1996! HollywoodLife.com has rounded up 5 must know facts about the tennis pro!

Catherine (CiCi) Bellis became the youngest woman to win a match in the US Open since 1996 on Aug. 26. The 15-year-old defeated Dominika Cibulkova, 25, to clinch her win, and become the tennis world’s new darling! Read our 5 must-know facts about CiCi below!

CiCi Bellis US Open

As CiCi continues to steal everyone’s hearts, here’s all the fast facts YOU need to know!

1. She’s the youngest player in her league:

Belinda Bencic is the next youngest player at age 17. According to Sports Illustrated, “Bellis is the youngest Grand Slam main draw participant since Alize Cornet at the 2005 French Open and the youngest at the U.S. Open since 2004.”

2. She is a born and raised California Girl.

She was originally born in San Francisco and now lives in Atherton, where she has been home schooled by her parents since the fifth grade!

3. She is not allowed to be a full-time tennis player just yet!

According to Fox Sports, “the WTA has rules saying you can’t go pro until the age of 18. According to the rule book, a player is only allowed to compete in 10 professional tournaments between her 15th and 16th birthday.”

4. She is the youngest woman to win a US Open match since 1996.

Back in 1996, famed tennis pro, Anna Kournikova, was just 15 when she won the tournament!

5. CiCi reveals which talk show she would like to go on.

The adorable 15-year-old revealed to CNN which talk show she would love to go on. She said,”I love Ellen,” CiCi told reporters. “I think I would want to go on Ellen.” — We certainly don’t blame her, and we are sure that she will get her chance!

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Were you surprised that CiCi won? Let us know your thoughts below!

– Caitlin Beck

More Tennis News:

  1. Wimbledon 2014: 5 Things To Know About Tennis’ Biggest Competition
  2. Rafael Nadal: Tennis Pro Wins Ninth French Open
  3. Maria Sharapova: Tennis Pro Wins French Open

Leave a Reply

To comment, please fill in the fields below, enter your comment and select the Comment button.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

View Comment

anonymosme

Posted at 10:24 PM on August 27, 2014  

EXCELLENT ROLE MODEL, VERY SMART YOUNG WOMAN, YOU GOT IT ALL OVER THE TWO JENNER TRAMPS, BY A LONG SHOT!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

dawna

Posted at 8:00 PM on August 27, 2014  

I’m glad to see Hollywood Life is covering the tennis. However, CiCi did not WIN the US Open. It has just begun. She won her first match. She is a breath of fresh air. I like her commitment on the court. Go girl. I think she has what it takes.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,551 other followers