Danish teen sensation Clara Tauson stunned US Open semi-finalist Jennifer Brady on Tuesday in Paris with a 6-4 3-6 9-7 first round win.

The 17-year-old came through qualifying to reach the main draw and didn’t disappoint.

Tauson won the Australian Open junior title in January.

“It’s kind of an insane feeling,” Tauson said after her win.

Jennifer Brady. Photo Roger Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd/Alamy Live News

” I didn’t expect it going into the match. Jen, she was in the semi-finals of the US Open, so I was just grateful to be there and just happy that I could play a girl like her on a big court.”

Comparisons have already been made between her and fellow Dane Caroline Wozniacki.

“We get compared a lot, but I am my own person, and she is her own person. I am just trying to focus on myself,” Tauson said.

“Caroline was a huge role model for me. We come from Denmark, and that’s a very small tennis country.

“She made it out, and that made me think I could make it out also on the tour.”

Qualifier Clara Tauson wins her first ever Grand Slam match beating Jennifer Brady. Photo Roger Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd


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