Florida’s 15-year-old tennis phenom Coco Gauff and 17-year-old Whitney Osuigwe are two of the names highlighted in the list of players given wild cards into the US Open‘s main draw. 

For Gauff of Delray Beach, it will be her first US Open and second career Grand Slam event. She made a run to the fourth round of Wimbledon in July after becoming the youngest qualifier in the tournament’s history. Gauff is currently No. 140 in the WTA rankings.

Bradenton native Osuigwe made her Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2018 US Open. The former French Open junior champion won the ITF World Tennis Tour W80 event earlier this year in Charlottesville, Virginia, and is currently ranked a career-best No. 105 in the WTA rankings.

Other women’s singles wild card recipients include Americans Caty McNally and Francesca Di Lorenzo. They will join US Open Wild Card Challenge winner Kristie Ahn and USTA Girls’ 18s National Champion Katie Volynets as main draw wild card recipients. Australia’s Samantha Stosur, the 2011 US Open champion, and France’s Diane Parry will also receive US Open main draw wild cards via exchange agreements between the United States Tennis Association and the two Grand Slam nations.

On the men’s side, Americans Bjorn Fratangelo, Marcos Giron, Denis Kudla and Jack Sock join US Open Wild Card Challenge winner Ernesto Escobedo and 2019 USTA Boys’ 18s National Champion Zachary Svajda as main draw wild card recipients. Antoine Hoang was awarded a main draw wild card by the French Tennis Federation as part of its reciprocal agreement with the USTA, and Tennis Australia’s reciprocal agreement main draw wild card will go to a player to be announced.

The 2019 US Open main draw will be played Aug. 26-Sept. 8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York.

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