US Open doubles size of wheelchair field in 2022

Tennis

NEW YORK — The US Open will double the scale of its males’s and ladies’s wheelchair singles and doubles tournaments, and add a junior championship at this yr’s event.

The growth introduced Wednesday means there will probably be 16 males and 16 ladies within the singles attracts, together with eight males’s and eight ladies’s doubles groups. The U.S. Tennis Affiliation mentioned that was the biggest draw growth in Grand Slam historical past.

The US Open junior wheelchair championships will characteristic eight boys and eight ladies.

It is the second straight yr the US Open has expanded its wheelchair event. Final yr, the quad division subject grew from 4 to eight rivals.

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