Young US women continue surge

King (above), McHale and Hampton were impressive

By Matt Cronin

FROM THE BNP PARIBAS OPEN AT INDIAN WELLS – The beat has quickened for young US women and week-by-week they continue to show that as a group, they are not just a flash in the pan. Of course, some are progressing at a faster rate than others and most of them have gone though ups and down, but on the first Friday at Indian Wells, there were looking pretty impressive. Jaime Hampton scored her first two straight WTA main draws wins ever, besting Polona Hercog and then pounding former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 6-3 in the second round.

The 22-year-old is not the tallest player on tour and maybe not the strongest. but she has a solid build, is pretty fast and mixes up her attack adeptly. She isn

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