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Odesnik returns to Open after 5 years

Updated: August 9, 2014, 8:13 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- An American tennis player who served a 12-month ban after getting caught with human growth hormone has earned a wild card into the US Open.

Wayne Odesnik, a 28-year-old based in Florida and ranked 168th, hasn't played in the US Open's main draw since 2009. He got a spot from the U.S. Tennis Association for this year's tournament based on results at USTA Pro Circuit events.

Odesnik was off the tour from April 2010 to August 2011 after pleading guilty in an Australian court ...

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