First Round Pairings Announced for US Open Wild Card Playoff
The USTA announced the first round pairings for this week’s US Open Wild Card Playoff, which will determine the final men’s and women’s singles main draw wild card to the 2010 US Open. The event will take place at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., August 18-20.
Each draw will be in a knock-out format, and the seedings of which were determined by this week’s ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA rankings.
The first round matchups for each event are as follows:
No. 1 Tim Smyczek vs. Chase Buchanan
No. 4 Andrea Collarini vs. Alexander Domijan
No. 3 Gregory Ouellette vs. Austin Krajicek
No. 2 Ryan Harrison vs. Steve Johnson
No. 1 Madison Brengle vs. Jessica Pegula
No. 4 Irina Falconi vs. Nicole Gibbs
No. 3 Julia Boserup vs. Krista Hardebeck
No. 2 Beatrice Capra vs. Lauren Davis
Christina McHale and Ryan Sweeting won similar events in April to earn main draw wild cards to the 2010 French Open, while Ryan Harrison and Coco Vandeweghe won playoffs last December to earn main draw wild cards into the 2010 Australian Open.