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3 Florida Stops on Har-Tru Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge

April 3, 2014 07:39 PM
usta-pro-circuitThe USTA on Thursday announced the tournaments for the 2014 Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge, which utilizes the USTA Pro Circuit to award wild cards into the French Open.

Three women's events will be hosted in Dothan, Ala.; Charlottesville, Va.; and Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.; and three men's events will take place in Sarasota, Fla.; Savannah, Ga.; and Tallahassee, Fla. The challenge kicks off on Monday, April 14, in Dothan and Sarasota.
 
The American man and American woman who earn the most ATP World Tour and WTA Tour ranking points at two of the three select USTA Pro Circuit claycourt events earn main draw wild cards into the French Open. Only Americans who did not otherwise earn direct entry into the French Open are eligible. The USTA and the French Tennis Federation have a reciprocal agreement in which wild cards into the 2014 French and US Opens are exchanged.

All tournaments will be streamed live on www.procircuit.usta.com.
 
The Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge will consist of the following events:
 
USTA Pro Circuit Women's Events
Dothan Pro Classic, $50,000 Dothan, Ala. (week of April 14)
Boyd Tinsley Women's Clay Court Classic, $50,000 Charlottesville, Va. (week of April 21)
Audi Melbourne Pro Tennis Classic, $50,000 Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. (week of April 28)
 
USTA Pro Circuit Men's Events
2014 Sarasota Open, $100,000 Sarasota, Fla. (week of April 14)
Savannah Challenger, $50,000 Savannah, Ga. (week of April 21)
USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger, $50,000 Tallahassee, Fla. (week of April 28)
 
The USTA first used this wild card challenge format for its 2012 French Open wild cards, won by Melanie Oudin and Brian Baker. Oudin and Baker each advanced to the second round at that year's French Open and subsequently broke into the Top 100. Last year, Alex Kuznetsov and Shelby Rogers earned the wild cards, with Rogers winning her first-ever Grand Slam singles match at the French Open. 
 
"Be One with the Clay" campaign
Har-Tru wants to know how tennis has played a role in improving your life, relationships and/or community. Why do you play tennis on clay? What fuels your passion for tennis? The contestant submitting the winning story/video will be awarded a trip-for-two to a top tennis resort destination. Visit www.BeOnewiththeClay.com for contest entry details.
 
For more info on the USTA Pro Circuit or the 2014 Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge go to www.procircuit.usta.com.


 
 

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