Thursday, August 18, 2011
Jill Craybas gets U.S. Open wild-card
NEW YORK -- Veteran Jill Craybas received a wild-card entry into the U.S. Open, where she is expected to extend her streak to 44 straight appearances in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.
The 37-year-old Craybas has finished in the top 100 in the rankings for each of the past 10 seasons. She's competed in the main draw of every Grand Slam event since the 2000 U.S. Open.
Other wild cards went to Jamie Hampton, Alison Riske, 17-year-old Sloane Stephens and USTA girls 18 national champion Lauren Davis.
Australia's Casey Dellacqua and France's Aravane Rezai received wild cards, and a final wild card will go to the winner of a national playoff later this month.
The U.S. Open starts Aug. 29.