Venus will get wild card to proceed US Open streak

Tennis

NEW YORK — Two-time champion Venus Williams will probably be again on the US Open after being given a wild card on Wednesday into the Grand Slam event.

Williams, 41, has gained seven main titles, together with victories at Flushing Meadows in 2000 and 2001. However together with her present WTA rating of No. 112, she has fallen outdoors the highest 104 who obtain direct entry into the ladies’s major 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 event 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 acquired girls’s wild playing cards, together with 20-year-old Emma Navarro, the NCAA champion at Virginia, and Ashlyn Krueger. Krueger, 17, gained the USTA women’ 18s nationwide championship to earn a wild-card spot.

On the boys’s aspect, 20-year-old Individuals Jenson Brooksby and Brandon Nakashima have been rewarded for his or her robust 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.

Jack Sock, who was as soon as ranked eighth however has since struggled with accidents, acquired a wild card together with fellow Individuals Emilio Nava and Ernesto Escobedo.

NCAA singles champion Sam Riffice of Georgia and USTA boys’ 18s champion Zachary Svajda additionally bought spots into the event that begins Aug. 30, together with Australians Max Purcell and Storm Sanders.

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