Rolle, Ahsha, Rolle!

A Miami Shores tenisista is getting national recognition at the U.S. Open this week. Ahsha Rolle (number 109) beat 17th ranked Tatiana Golovin in the tournament’s first round, a mind-blowing upset. Then in the sedcond, she whacked 57th ranked Karin Knapp in three sets.

A picture of Rolle, who was profiled in New Times last year, is posted at the town tennis courts.

The win rather vindicated her parents, who have spent as much as $60,000 per year to help the young lady travel to tournaments around the country. The New York Times blogged about her and produced a video. Bloomberg and the Sporting News also described her.

Next up for her: doubles and the third round.

And watch out. Ahsha’s little sister, Tiya, who went pro recently, is also on the rise.

Chuck Strouse

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Chuck Strouse is the former editor in chief of Miami New Times. He has shared two Pulitzer Prizes and won dozens of other awards. He is an honors graduate of Brown University and has worked at newspapers including the Miami Herald and Los Angeles Times.
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