October 25, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - Past champion Kim Clijsters has received her U.S. Open wild card.
The 26-year-old Belgian recently came out of retirement and was promised an invitation to the American Grand Slam tournament, which begins Aug. 31. Clijsters won the 2005 U.S. Open and hasn't played in the event since.
American women getting wild cards from the U.S. Tennis Association on Thursday: Fed Cup team members Alexa Glatch of Newport Beach, Calif., and Vania King of Long Beach, Calif., Gail Brodksy of New York City, NCAA champion Mallory Cecil of Spartanburg, S.C., and Christina McHale of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Kristina Mladenovic of France and Olivia Rogowska of Australia also were placed in the tournament's field.
The draw is Aug. 27.