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American can delay 9-to-5 job after snaring 1st US Open win

Kristie Ahn walked off Court 5 with an inimitable smile, with her first Grand Slam win, with a feeling she’d long ago convinced herself would never come. Her father, Don, struggled with the reality, too. “My dad was like, ‘So, this is a bit of a problem. … How are you gonna get into corporate America if you keep winning?’ ” the Stanford graduate said. “He’s very keen on me hanging up the racket and getting a 9-to-5 job, but I’m gonna try and milk this as long as I can.” Playing in the U.S. Open main draw for the first time since debuting as a 16-year-old qualifier 11 years ago, Ahn defeated former U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-2 on Tuesday. Then, the New Jersey journeywoman — who’d planned to q ...