The United States Tennis Association 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.
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.
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.
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.