NEW YORK — Two-time champion Venus Williams will likely be again on the US Open after being given a wild card on Wednesday into the Grand Slam match.
Williams, 41, has received seven main titles, together with victories at Flushing Meadows in 2000 and 2001. However along with her present WTA rating of No. 112, she has fallen outdoors the highest 104 who obtain direct entry into the ladies’s most important draw.
Williams hasn’t missed the US Open since 2006, when she was sidelined by a left wrist damage. She reached her final main semifinal on the match in 2017.
CoCo Vandeweghe, 29, who additionally reached these semifinals, additionally was awarded a wild card by the U.S. Tennis Affiliation. The previous No. 9-ranked American has battled accidents and is at the moment No. 160.
American youngsters Caty McNally, Hailey Baptiste and Katie Volynets additionally obtained ladies’s wild playing cards, together with 20-year-old Emma Navarro, the NCAA champion at Virginia, and Ashlyn Krueger. Krueger, 17, received the USTA ladies’ 18s nationwide championship to earn a wild-card spot.
On the lads’s aspect, 20-year-old Individuals Jenson Brooksby and Brandon Nakashima have been rewarded for his or her sturdy summers with wild playing cards. Each are actually ranked inside the highest 100, which might have been ok for direct entry when the July 19 ATP rankings have been used.
NCAA singles champion Sam Riffice of Florida and USTA boys’ 18s champion Zachary Svajda additionally bought spots into the match that begins Aug. 30, together with Australians Max Purcell and Storm Sanders.