Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Harrison, Vandeweghe Win Australian Open Main Draw Wild Cards

For those of you following my twitter feed this is old news, but 18-year-old CoCo Vandeweghe and 17-year-old Ryan Harrison won the main draw wild cards Monday night at the USTA's competition at the Racquet Club of the South in Atlanta. The sixth-seeded Harrison beat top seed Jesse Levine 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 and fourth-seeded Vandeweghe beat No. 3 seed Christina McHale, last year's AO wild card winner, 7-6 (2), 0-6, 6-3.

For the complete results, see usta.com.

Thanks to Bill Kallenberg for the updates and for the above photos.


Been There said...

Why was Eric Quigley in the mix for the Aussie Open wildcard? Wouldn't there be more qualified players with ATP points that would be more deserving of a chance to play for such a high prize?

just_some_thoughts. said...

Harrison is clearly deserving... and with regards specifically to Quigley, he is a very good player but harrison would beat him 9 out of 10 times and has 100 times more potential to be a top 10 tennis player. They really aren't even comparable.

Puzzled said...


Nobody questioned Harrison being in much less compared him with Quigley. What was that about? Top 10? I think I'd hold off on that as well.

floridatennis said...

Go USA! We have 16 out of the 32 juniors left in the final rounds of the 16s and 18s. From what I have seen this week, US juniors are making the future of US tennis look very promising.

Been There said...

Harrison is a fine young deserving american talent. My question was concerning a player (Quigley) ranked #70 in the college rankings receiving a wildcard to play in a playoff for main draw opportunity in the Australian Open! Can anyone explain the USTA's decision on that?