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Former junior tennis champion Gabriela Ruffels emerges as golf sensation

In another life, Gabriela Ruffels might be about to serve it up at Roland Garros.

Instead, the former tennis prodigy will tee up at the Women’s US Open golf championship in Pennsylvania.

And Ruffels will not just be making up the numbers. The 24-year-old will arrive at the Lancaster Country Club next week as one of the form players on the planet and a genuine winning chance.

With top-three finishes in her past two starts, including Monday’s effort behind world number one Nelly Korda and her fellow Australian Hannah Green at the Americas Open in New Jersey, Ruffels is peaking nicely for the season’s second major.