Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis, a world-ranked 23rd-ranked woman, was awarded the last wild card for the main draw of the US Open, the final 2019 Grand Slam tennis tournament scheduled for Aug. 26 - Sept. 8 in New York, announced Wednesday. organizers.
Finalist of the 2013 US Junior Open, the year he went professional, Kokkinakis reached the Top 70 of ATP in 2015 before falling because of many injuries in recent years. In January at the Australian Open, he had passed the three qualifying rounds before dropping in the first round of the main draw against Japan's Taro Daniel.
The invitation he receives is the result of a "reciprocal agreement" between the American and Australian federations, specify the organizers.
They announced on Tuesday a list of 8 players and 7 players invited to the 2019 edition. Remained to announce the beneficiary of the 8th and last wild card in the men's table.
The list of wild-cards:
Coco Gauff (USA), Caty McNally (USA), Whitney Osuigwe (USA), Francesca Di Lorenzo (USA), Kristie Ahn (USA), Katie Volynets (USA), Diane Parry (FRA), Samantha Stosur (AUS)
Ernesto Escobedo (USA), Bjorn Fratangelo (USA), Marcos Giron (USA), Antoine Hoang (FRA), Denis Kudla (USA), Jack Sock (USA), Zachary Svajda (USA), Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)
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