LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Katrina Scott, a 16-year-old aspiring tennis star from Woodland Hills, made her Grand Slam debut at this year's US Open.
Katrina won her match in the first round, but lost in the second round in front of the empty stands of the US Open in New York. But getting a wildcard invitation to the tournament was an amazing moment for the teenager.
"It was like automatic excitement, like no words could explain it," said Katrina.
Even though she left the US Open in the second round, Katrina believes she has informed many in the tennis world.
"I think it showed a lot of different people that I was there for a reason, that I want to do this for the rest of my life," she said.
🇺🇸 Teenage girl Katrina Scott walks in wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt. pic.twitter.com/r7TBiD1doy
– US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2020
Katrina also took advantage of her moment in the spotlight and put on a Black Lives Matter T-shirt before each game.