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Six players get wild cards

Updated: January 7, 2009, 9:01 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Americans John Isner and 16-year-old Christina McHale were among six players granted wild cards Thursday into the main draw of Australian Open.

Under exchange agreements with tennis federations from the United States, France and Asia, Isner and McHale, Adrian Mannarino and Kristina Mladenovic of France, Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan and China's Yuan Meng have been awarded spots in the season-opening major, which begins Jan. 19.

Isner, who appeared in the main ...

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