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Gibbs Among US Open Wildcards

Two-time defending NCAA champ Nicole Gibbs was one of six Americans the USTA awarded a wildcard entry.

Published August 15, 2013 12:00

Gibbs Among US Open Wildcards
Nicole Gibbs

NEW YORK, NY, USA - The USTA has announced its eight wildcards into the 2013 US Open, with Nicole Gibbs among the Americans on the list.

Read more about Gibbs on and off the court in a Getting To Know feature right here.

California resident Gibbs made her main draw debut at Flushing Meadows as an amateur at last year's staging, but will play it for the first time as a professional this year a few months after successfully defending her NCAA singles championship for Stanford. She calls the US Open her favorite event.

"The Bank Of The West Classic is amazing, because it's right at home, but the US Open takes the cake," Gibbs said. "It's the Super Bowl of tennis. It has an amazing atmosphere and it's an amazing place to be an American."

Other Americans receiving wildcards were former Top 50 player Vania King, current Top 100 player Alison Riske, Shelby Rogers, Maria Sanchez and Sachia Vickery, who earned the wildcard by winning the USTA Girls' 18s National Championships last week.

Read more about Vickery's recent triumph in San Diego right here.

Non-Americans getting wildcards were Australia's Ashleigh Barty and France's Pauline Parmentier.

The lone wildcard to ever win a Grand Slam title was Kim Clijsters at the 2009 US Open. The 2013 US Open will be held August 26 through September 9.

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