15-year-old American Coco Gauff gets US Open wild-card entry

first_img15-year-old American Coco Gauff gets US Open wild-card entryTeen sensation, Coco Gauff has received a wild-card entry for US Open. It will be Gauff’s second Grand Slam tournament. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the qualifying rounds there.advertisement Next Associated Press FloridaAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 22:04 IST Coco Gauff in action (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCoco Gauff is currently No. 140 in the WTA rankingsGauff became the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon, upset five-time champion Venus Williams in the first roundOther women’s wild cards went to Francesca Di Lorenzo, Whitney Osuigwe, Kristie Ahn and Katie Volynets of the USCoco Gauff will get a chance to try for an encore: The 15-year-old from Florida received a wild-card entry Tuesday for the U.S. Open’s main draw.It will be Gauff’s second Grand Slam tournament. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the qualifying rounds there.Ranked just 313th at the time, Gauff became the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon, upset five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round and wound up losing at the All England Club to eventual title winner Simona Halep.Gauff is currently No. 140 in the WTA rankings.Age restrictions set up by the women’s professional tour limit the number of tournaments someone who is 15 can enter and the number of wild-card invitations she can be offered – and Gauff already has accepted three wild cards elsewhere. But according to the WTA, the U.S. Open – which, as a Grand Slam tournament, is not overseen by the WTA or ATP tours – essentially can choose to ignore the eligibility rule and offer Gauff a wild card.Among the other players receiving wild cards from the U.S. Tennis Association on Tuesday for the women’s field at Flushing Meadows were 2011 U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur – an Australian who was granted that country’s reciprocal berth in the field – and 17-year-old Caty McNally, an American who won the doubles title with Gauff and reached the singles semifinals at the Citi Open in Washington this month.advertisementThe draw for the U.S. Open is Aug. 22, and play in the year’s last major tennis tournament begins Aug. 26.Other women’s wild cards went to Francesca Di Lorenzo, Whitney Osuigwe, Kristie Ahn and Katie Volynets of the U.S., along with 16-year-old Diane Parry of France, who got her country’s reciprocal invitation.Also Read | Asked AITA for neutral venue: Mahesh Bhupathi on India’s Davis Cup tie in PakistanAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Coco GauffFollow US OpenFollow Grand SlamFollow Wimbledonlast_img

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