US Open Wild Card Challenge Standings
(as of July 14)
Julia Boserup leads the standings in the 2014 US Open Wild Card Challenge, as the race for a women’s main draw wild card into the US Open finished its first week with the FSP Gold River Women’s Challenger, a $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s event in Sacramento, Calif. Boserup reached the final in Sacramento, losing to top seed Olivia Rogowska of Australia.
Play continues this week with the USTA Player Development Women’s $50,000 Classic in Carson, Calif., in the second of three women’s events. The men’s wild card challenge kicks off this week with the Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger, a $50,000 Challenger in Binghamton, N.Y.
All matches will be streamed live on www.procircuit.usta.com.
USTA Player Development will award a US Open main draw wild card to one American man and one American woman who earn the most ATP World Tour and WTA Tour ranking points in a series of USTA Pro Circuit hard-court events this summer. Men’s events include $50,000 Challengers in Binghamton and Lexington, Ky., as well as $100,000 Challengers in Vancouver, B.C., and Aptos, Calif. Women’s tournaments include $50,000 events in Sacramento, Carson, and Lexington.
Ranking points from two out of the three women’s events and two out of the four men’s will be used and combined to calculate the point total and determine the US Open wild card recipient. If a player competes in more than two events, only his or her two best tournaments will be counted in calculating the point total. In the event of a tie, the player with the best ATP or WTA singles ranking will be awarded the wild card. Only players who have not earned direct acceptance into the US Open are eligible for the wild card.
The standings, as of July 14, are as follows:
The USTA first used this US Open wild card format for its 2012 wild cards, won by Steve Johnson and Mallory Burdette, who both reached the third round of the US Open, as well as the 2013 US Open, which was won by Bradley Klahn, who won his first round match, and Shelby Rogers. The USTA also utilizes this format for the French Open through the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge, where this year’s women’s winner Taylor Townsend was a top story at Roland Garros by reaching the third round. Veteran Robby Ginepri won the 2014 men’s French Open wild card.