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Irina Falconi is back where it all began

She learned tennis in Washington Heights; now she's at the U.S. Open in Flushing

Updated: August 31, 2011, 12:56 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- When Irina Falconi was just 3 years old, her parents moved the family from Ecuador to Washington Heights. One of the bright spots of the move to New York was their new place, right across from Inwood Hill Park and its nine tennis courts.

Dominika Cibulkova on Wednesday the third match on the court. Falconi, 21, was ranked No. 78 coming into the U.S. Open, and her first-round win on Monday is the highlight of her career so far. With the win, her ranking rises high enough to ...

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