The USTA today announced that the Stockton Challenger was selected to be part of the US Open Wild Card Challenge, which utilizes hard-court pro tournaments to award wild cards into the US Open for American players. The Stockton Challenger, which takes place on July 16th- July 23rd at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center located at the University of the Pacific, is one of five women’s events from around the country to be selected for the Wild Card Challenge.
New for the women's wild card challenge, USTA Player Development will now consider American players’ results in both select $60,000 outdoor USTA Pro Circuit hard-court events (main draw only), as well as qualifying and main draw results from the WTA tournaments in Washington D.C and Stanford.
The American woman who earns the most ATP World Tour and WTA ranking points from their best results will earn main-draw wild cards into the US Open. Only Americans who did not otherwise earn direct entry into the US Open are eligible. In the event of a tie, the player with the best ATP (on Aug. 14) or best WTA (on Aug. 7) singles ranking will be awarded the wild card.
All USTA Pro Circuit tournaments will be streamed live on www.procircuit.usta.com. This is the sixth consecutive year the USTA has used a wild card challenge format to award US Open wild cards for American players.
The US Open Wild Card Challenge will consist of the following events:
- Week of July 17: Stockton, Calif. $60,000
- Week of July 24: Sacramento, Calif. $60,000
- Week of July 31: Washington D.C. WTA, Stanford WTA, Lexington, Ky. $60,000
The 2017 US Open main draw will be held Monday, Aug. 28, through Sunday, Sept. 10.
Information on the US Open Wild Card Challenge will be available at www.procircuit.usta.com. Follow theUSTA Pro Circuit #USTAProCircuit.