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 is taking 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 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 def. Chase Buchanan, 7-5, 6-0
Alexander Domijan def. No. 4 Andrea Collarini, 7-5, 6-2
No. 3 Gregory Ouellette def. Austin Krajicek, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
No. 2 Ryan Harrison def. Steve Johnson, 6-4, 6-4
No. 1 Madison Brengle def. Jessica Pegula, 6-2, 6-2
Nicole Gibbs def. No. 4 Irina Falconi, 7-6 (2), 6-3
Krista Hardebeck def. No. 3 Julia Boserup, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Beatrice Capra def. Lauren Davis, 6-1, 6-2
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.