The qualifying for the Australian Open begins Wednesday with the men leading off, with the women's qualifying beginning on Thursday. Now that all the wild cards have been announced, here's a list of the Americans who will be competing in Melbourne, according to the current lists available on various message boards.
There are 14 men in the list above, which may make the lack of US men in the main draw a little less painful. There are only six:
Rhyne Williams (won USTA's reciprocal wild card)
The US women currently in qualifying (Cohen and Glatch have a chance to reach the main draw):
Apparently Mallory Burdette, who was playing qualifying in the WTA warmup events, withdrew from qualifying.
There are 11 US women in the main draw:
Madison Keys (won USTA's reciprocal wild card)
Tennis Australia announced their final wild cards today, with former University of Tennessee All-American JP Smith receiving one the five wild cards that went to Australian players.
Men's wild cards:
Ben Mitchell (won TA playoff)
Wu Di of China (won Asia Pacific playoff)
Josselin Ouanna (received French reciprocal wild card)
Women's wild cards:
Bojana Bobusic (won TA playoff)
Yuxuan Zhang of China (won Asia Pacific playoff)
Caroline Garcia (received French reciprocal wild card)
The Australian Open has always been on the cutting edge regarding streaming matches, so I hope qualifying matches will again be available. See the tournament website for more.