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Ellicott City native Capra will have busy summer before heading to Duke
Ellicott City native Capra will have busy summer before heading to Duke

For Beatrice Capra, reaching the third round of last year's U.S. Open seemed less like a fairytale and more like a wakeup call. While the amateur tennis player from Ellicott City had a chance to showcase her talent at the Grand Slam tournament, it also forced her to realize she was growing up and needed to make some major decisions. Almost a year after facing Maria Sharapova at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Capra, 19, is preparing to attend Duke University in the fall. That means pushing aside an opportunity to play professionally, a decision that was only made tougher by her success at the Open. "I always thought I was going to go straight into college," said Capra, who attended...

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