Craybas, Davis, Stephens and Rezai are Among the US Open Women’s Wildcards


Americans Jill Craybas, USTA Girls’ 18s Champion Lauren Davis, Jamie Hampton, Alison Riske, and teenager Sloane Stephens, along with Australia’s Casey Dellacqua and France’s Aravane Rezai have been granted main draw wildcards into the 2011 US Open Tennis Championships:   The 2011 US Open will be played August 29 – September 11 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

One more main draw wildcard will be awarded to the winner of the 2011 US Open Wild Card Playoff held by USTA Player Development at the Junior Tennis Champions Center, one of the USTA Certified Regional Training Centers, in College Park, Md., this week.


The US Open qualifying wild cards are: 2011 Wimbledon girls’ singles champion Ashleigh Barty (15, Ipswich, Australia); 2008 Orange Bowl champion Julia Boserup (19, Newport Beach, Calif.); 2010 US Open girls’ singles champion Daria Gavrilova (17, Moscow, Russia); two-time USTA Girls’ 18s finalist Nicole Gibbs (18, Santa Monica, Calif.), a rising sophomore at Stanford; 2010 Easter Bowl champion Krista Hardebeck (16, Santa Ana, Calif.); Madison Keys (16, Boca Raton, Fla.), who won her first professional title on the USTA Pro Circuit in June, 2010; Jessica Pegula (17, Boca Raton, Fla.),  and Taylor Townsend (15, Stockbridge. Ga.), who reached the semifinals at last week’s USTA Girls’ 18s National Championships.