NEW YORK (Reuters) – Czech teenager Daja Bedanova scored the biggest win of her young career on Sunday, stunning seventh-seeded twice champion Monica Seles 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the fourth round of the U.S. Open .
The 18-year-old showed tremendous poise under Grand Slam pressure to reach her first quarter-final of a major championship.
“Monica is such a great player, she’s won so many tournaments, twice here. I played so good… such good tennis that I’m really happy and proud,” said Bedanova, who had upset 12th-seeded American Meghann Shaughnessy in the third round.
Bedanova continues her dream run against either top seed Martina Hingis , another former U.S. Open champion, or 14th seed Jelena Dokic of Yugoslavia.
Hingis and Dokic were set to square off in Sunday’s first night match.