Aug 15 American Fed Cup team mates Bethanie
Mattek-Sands and Melanie Oudin have earned wild card berths into
the main draw of the 2012 U.S. Open, the United States Tennis
Association (USTA) said on Wednesday.
Mattek-Sands and 2009 U.S. Open quarter-finalist Oudin were
among eight players to be handed spots in the final grand slam
tournament of the year, which will take place at Flushing Meadow
from Aug. 27-Sept. 9.
A former world number 30, Mattek-Sands will be competing in
her 12th consecutive U.S. Open while the 20-year-old Oudin will
return to a venue where she clinched the mixed doubles title in
2011 with Jack Sock.
Among those also gaining wild card entries were Australia's
Casey Dellacqua, Kristina Mladenovic of France and 2012 National
Collegiate Athletic (NCAA) singles champion Nicole Gibbs
(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by