Kuznetsov earns USTA wild card into French Open

by: AP May 01, 2013


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Alex Kuznetsov earned a wild card into the French Open's main draw from the U.S. Tennis Association based on results on the USTA Pro Circuit.

The 26-year-old Kuznetsov, of Richboro, Pa., and Tampa, Fla., had the best combined results at clay-court challenger tournaments in Sarasota, Fla., Savannah, Ga., and Tallahassee, Fla. He is currently ranked 176th.

Kuznetsov was the junior runner-up at Roland Garros in 2004. He has played in qualifying rounds at the French Open four times.

The USTA will also give a woman a wild card for the French Open based on clay-court results.

The U.S. Open and French Open award trade wild-card invitations every year.

The French Open starts May 26.

More Stories

WTA Finals Preview, Day 5: Halep vs. Cibulkova, Kerber vs. Keys

Keys and Halep—both 1-1 in matches and 2-2 in sets—are tied in the Red Group. 

Venus Williams gives Formula One reporter a 'firm no'

Williams wasn't about to have Martin Brundle's microphone in her face.

Kei Nishikori, Juan Martin del Potro advance easily at Swiss Indoors

Earlier, Richard Gasquet retired when trailing 6-2, 2-1 against Guido Pella.