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Steve Johnson gets Aussie wild card

Updated: December 22, 2013, 7:23 PM ET
Associated Press

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Two-time NCAA singles champion Steve Johnson and 18-year-old Sachia Vickery earned wild-card invitations to the Australian Open by winning U.S. Tennis Association playoffs.

Johnson, who is 23 and played college tennis at Southern California, beat Tennys Sandgren 4-6, 6-3, 0-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 in the men's final on an indoor hard court.

Johnson is ranked 156th. His best showing at a major tournament was reaching the third round at the 2012 US Open as a wild-card entry.

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