US Open Wildcards Announced
Published August 16, 2016 12:13
NEW YORK, NY, USA - With the year's final Grand Slam event just a few weeks away, the USTA announced today the recipients of main draw and qualifying wildcards for the US Open, which begins on August 29.
Among the recipients for main draw wildcards are two-time NCAA singles champion Danielle Collins, 2016 USTA Girls' 18s National Champion Kayla Day, young American Lauren Davis, USTA Pro Circuit US Open Wild Card challenge winner Sofia Kenin, former Top 50 player Vania King, and Rio's mixed doubles Olympic gold medalist Bethanie Mattek-Sands, as well as France's Virginie Razzano.
As part of a reciprocal agreement with the USTA, Tennis Australia will award one additional main draw wild card to a player who will be announced at a later date.
In addition to the eight US Open women's singles main draw wild cards, the USTA also announced the eight women who have been awarded wild card entries into the US Open Qualifying Tournament, which will be held August 23-26 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Here's the full list of wildcards announced so far: