US Open 2022: Venus Williams, Sofia Kenin top women’s singles wild card list

Venus and Sofia will be joined by fellow Americans CoCo Vandeweghe, Elizabeth Mandlik, Peyton Stearns and Alina Yu as well as Australia’s Jamie Forlis and France’s Harmony Tan as part of reciprocal wild card agreements with Tennis Australia and the French Tennis Federation .

The 42-year-old will take part in her 23rd US Open main draw. The 2000 and 2001 US Open singles champions missed last year’s tournament with injuries, and was sidelined for nearly a year before returning to mixed doubles play at Wimbledon this June.

She has played a full slate of singles matches this summer at the Citi Open in Washington, DC, the National Bank Open in Toronto and the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

On the other hand, Kenin, the most recent American woman to win a Grand Slam singles title with her win at the 2020 Australian Open, is also in the midst of a return from injury. The 23-year-old missed four months from an ankle injury this year and made her comeback at the Citi Open.

Meanwhile, 2018 US Open doubles champion Vandeweghe recently secured his biggest title in six years with victories in singles and doubles events at the recent WTA 125 Series event in Concord, Mass., the WTA’s equivalent of the ATP Challenger tournament.

The former world No. 9 has struggled with injuries and health issues for the better part of four seasons, but a win at Concorde saw her rise nearly 70 places to 125th in the WTA singles rankings this week.

Mandlik, Stearns and Yu will all make their Grand Slam main draw debuts after earning their wild cards through the competition.

Mandlik won the US Open Wild Card Challenge, which rewards the American man and woman who scored the most points on a summer hard-court with a US Open wild card, while Stearns, from Mason, Ohio, won the 2022 NCAA singles titles and his Capped the sophistication. Weather at the University of Texas.

Yu, 17, also from Ohio, is the USTA Girls’ 18th national champion.

The 2022 US Open will be played from August 29 to September 11 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York.

August 17, 2022 Other New York

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