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Girls' Champion Noskova, 17, Qualifies for Roland Garros

Linda Noskova is barely old enough to drive in many places.

Today, the 17-year-old Czech accelerated through the tennis learning curve to a major destination.

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Reigning Roland Garros girls' champion Noskova sped through the final four games defeating Rebecca Sramkova 6-3, 6-2 to become the youngest player to qualify for Roland Garros in 13 years.

Noskova, who won three qualifying matches to reach the main draw, is the youngest player to qualify for Roland Garros since Michelle Larcher de Brito (16 years 128 days) in 2009.

World No. 185 Noskova will be the youngest Czech woman to play a Grand Slam main-draw since a 17-year-old Nicole Vaidisova at the 2006 US Open.

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It's been a breakout season for Noskova, who ended 2021 ranked No. 317. Though Noskova has yet to win her first WTA Tour main-draw match, she's already captured five titles on the ITF World Tennis Tour, including a couple of W60 ITF championships last month. 

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