Kuznetsov, Rogers lead USTA's French Open wild card race

by: Matt Cronin April 30, 2013

Alex Kuznetsov and Shelby Rogers lead the points race to earn USTA wild cards into Roland Garros.

The man and woman who earn the most points at two of three select USTA Pro Circuit clay-court events earn the French Open wild cards. Only Americans who did not earn direct entry into the French Open are eligible. The USTA and the French Tennis Federation have a reciprocal agreement in which wild cards are exchanged.

The competition for the men’s wild card will be decided between Kuznetsov and Wayne Odesnik. World No. 176  Kuznetsov, who qualified for the Sarasota Challenger before beating Odesnik, 6-0, 6-2 in the final, can clinch the wild card by advancing to the final of this week’s Challenger in Tallahassee.

Rogers, 20, defeated teenager Allie Kiick, 6-3, 7-5, in the final of Charlottesville last week. Kiick is in second place in the standings. The women are playing at Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, this week.

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