Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters, United States Open and once World No. 1 champions, top the list of eight men and eight women who received invitations to the 2020 United States Open.
Both Murray and Clijsters also received wild cards for “Cincinatti,” to be played immediately before at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.
Murray, in the 129th position, is also a drop from direct income and free that place. The 33-year-old Brit won the first of his three Grand Slam titles at the US Open 2012 and these two New York tournaments will be the first official action after hip surgeries. In fact, he missed the US Open in 2017 and 2019 due to injury, and seriously considered withdrawing from the game after the 2019 Australian Open.
Clijsters, meanwhile, dreams of being back to 2009, when she won the title as a guest after returning from a first retirement, during which she became a mother. She would later become the first mother in WTA history to rank No. 1 in the world.
The three-time US Open champion (2005, 2009-10), who emerged from a more than seven-year retirement in early 2020, will play the US Open for the first time since she retired from the game after the 2012 tournament. It is not currently classified.
In addition, seven American women received an invitation: Usue Arconada (born in Argentina), CiCi Bellis, Francesca Di Lorenzo, Caroline Dolehide, Ann Li, Robin Montgomery (dee 15 years old) and Whitney Osuigwe.
The men’s roster also includes seven Americans: Ulises Blanch, Maxime Cressy, Sebastian Korda, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Michael Mmoh, Brandon Nakashima (19 years old), and Jeffrey John Wolf.