The Future of US Tennis Looks Strong in The Hands of Our Young Players

The 2018 US Open will be the 138th edition of the tournament and will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadow-Corona Park in Queens, New York.

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2018 US Open | August 27 – September 9, 2018

In past years we have spotlighted up-and-coming American female players to watch during the tournament. This year we would like to introduce you to two American Wild Card players who have earned the right to showcase their talent at the final Grand Slam event of the year, on the largest tennis stage in the world.

 

Asia Muhammad and Whitney Osuigwe will be the two to watch when the Open begins on August 27th (through September 9th).

Asia Muhammad
Asia Muhammad (c) Getty Images

Muhammad won the US Open Wild Card Challenge, which awards one American man and woman a wild card into the Open based on their performance at select hardcourt events over a five week period.  Muhammad claimed her top Challenge spot by winning the USTA Pro Circuit event last week, and by reaching the quarterfinals event in Hawaii in July.  She clinched the Challenge at the singles finals of an event this past weekend.

Whitney Osuigwe of USA reacts during match against Margaryta
Whitney Osuigwe (c) Getty Images

Osuigwe clinched her spot by winning the USTA Billie Jean King Girl’s National Championship.  She will be making her US Open main draw debut at the Open. She will look to draw on the experience she obtain by winning the 2017 French Open title and, as a result, being ranked number one junior in the world.

 

Also keep on your radar, Salma Ewing, 17 and Kayla Day, 18. Two inspiring juniors.