2010 Australian Open: USTA announces field for Australian Open wild card playoff
The USTA announced the finalized list of players invited to compete at its 2010 Australian Open wild card playoffs to be played on December 4-7.
Madison Brengle (19, Dover, Del.) – 2007 girls’ singles finalist at the Australian Open and Wimbledon member of 2008 U.S. Fed Cup team; won playoffs to earn wild cards into the 2007 and 2008 Australian Opens and the 2008 French Open; Currently ranked No. 164 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 158 earlier this month
Julia Cohen (20, Miami) – 2009 All-American at the University of Miami reached semifinals at USTA Pro Circuit event in Carson, Calif., in May; Earned a career-high ranking of No. 248 last week before dropping one spot
Ester Goldfeld (16, Brooklyn, N.Y.) – Reached first career USTA Pro Circuit final at Brownsville, Texas, in June; Earned a career-high ranking of No. 585 last week before dropping two spots
Christina McHale (17, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.) – 2009 USTA Girls’ 18s singles and doubles National Champion won the Australian Open wild card playoff last year; Currently ranked No. 231 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 204 last month
Asia Muhammad (18, Henderson, Nev.) – Introduced to tennis at the Andre Agassi Boys’ and Girls’ Club in Las Vegas; Reached the final of the USTA Pro Circuit $50,000 event in Las Vegas in 2008; Currently ranked No. 379 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 348 in October
Alison Riske (19, McMurray, Pa.) – Runner-up at the 2007 USTA Girls’ 18s National Championships won her first professional title at the USTA Pro Circuit event in Troy, Ala., in October; Earned a career-high ranking of No. 220 last week before dropping a spot
CoCo Vandeweghe (will turn 18 during playoffs, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) – Niece of NBA star Kiki Vandeweghe became first American to win US Open girls’ singles title since 1995 in 2008; Currently ranked No. 325 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 320 in October
The last women’s participant is still to be determined.
Information from tennisweek.com