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Sunday, January 30, 2005
Young becomes youngest No. 1 junior ever

Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- American Donald Young won the Australian Open boys' title Sunday, beating top-seeded Kim Sun-yong of South Korea 6-2, 6-4 to become the youngest player ever to top the junior rankings.

"I'm really excited. I don't know what to say. I've been wanting to win this for a while and it happened," Young, 15, said. "Maybe tomorrow when I see actually No. 1 by my name, then I'll realize it."

Young, from Chicago, was seeded second.

In the girls' final, top-ranked Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat 12th-seeded Agnes Szavay of Hungary 6-2, 6-2.