17-Year-Old Victoria Duval Is ‘Thankful To God’ For Her Victory In U.S. Open (VIDEO)

Fatimah Mazhar

Teenager Victoria Duval bumped out senior Samantha Stosur in the first round of U.S. Open on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old qualifier from Atlanta, according to Reuters, who was held hostage at the age of seven and whose father who was dug out of the rubble of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, announced herself on the world stage with a stunning 5-7 6-4 6-4 victory.

There's a lot to be thankful for," Duval said. “I don't take anything for granted. You never know what can happen any day. My dad's fortunate to be here. I thank God every day for everything that's happened. Life is short.”

You can watch her complete on-court interview in the video above.