Sharapova features US Open ladies wild card

Earlier US Open champion Maria Sharapova can build her 1st slam look in additional than eighteen months once being given a wild card into the most draw of the US Open.

The 2006 champion in ny, the winner of five most important singles titles, headlines a list of 7 girls who’ve been offered access into the final Grand Slam of the season.

Sharapova, a former international No. 1, joins USTA women’ 18s Nationals champion Ashley Kratzer, US Opentennis Wild Card venture winner Sofia Kenin and NCAA singles champion Brienne Minor within the most important draw. additionally gaining spots within the 128-player subject are younger americans Kayla Day, last 12 months’s US Open junior champion, and Taylor Townsend, also a former Grand Slam junior champion and junior international No. 1.

Sharapova has played in USOPEN 10 times. In her final visit to new york, in 2014, she fell to Caroline Wozniacki in the round of sixteen. The Russian, who has by no means lost a first-round at Flushing Meadows, can be unseeded for simply the second time. In USOpen 2005 Sharapova became ranked No. fifty four. She is currently on No. 148.

Kratzer and Minor will each make their Grand Slam singles most important draw debuts at the Open. Kratzer, 18, will appearance to observe predecessors Day (2016), CiCi Bellis (2014) and Sachia Vickery (2013) as USTA women’ 18s Nationals champions to win their first-round matches, at the same time as college of Michigan sophomore Minor will desire to construct on her collegiate campaign, which saw her turn out to be the first African-American girl to win the NCAA department I singles tennis name.

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For Kenin, it is going to be her third consecutive year in the most important draw of the us Open. She gained the USTA girls’ 18s national Championship to earn a spot in 2015 and additionally won the US Open Wild Card challenge a year ago.

Day reached the second one round in her major draw debut in new york last summer time by defeating fellow American Madison Brengle. Townsend will play inside the most important draw of the us Open for the 3rd time following appearances in 2014 and 2016.

similarly to the 8 US Open ladies’s singles important draw wild cards, the USTA additionally announced the 9 ladies who have been presented wild-card entries into the us Open Qualifying match..