Ginepri, ranked No. 442, wins wild card into French Open

by: AP | May 03, 2014

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Robby Ginepri earned a wild card into the French Open's main draw from the U.S. Tennis Association.

The 31-year-old Ginepri clinched the wild card Saturday by defeating James McGee, 6-1, 6-4, in the semifinals of the Wild Card Challenge in Tallahassee, Florida.

"I'm thrilled to go back to Paris, it's a special place for me," Ginepri said.

Ginepri, a 2005 U.S. Open semifinalist, is ranked 442nd. He returned in 2012 after missing almost two years following a mountain-bike accident that broke his left elbow.

Taylor Townsend and Grace Min are tied in the women's standings. Townsend would clinch the wild card if she wins her semifinal match in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.

Players vie for the wild card based on results on the USTA Pro Circuit.

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