2018 US Open
Wild Card Challenge
August 6, 2018
The USTA will award a singles main-draw wild card into the 2018 US Open to the American man and woman who win the US Open Wild Card Challenge.
The men’s wild card will go to the American with the highest cumulative total of ATP singles ranking points earned from his best three results during a five-week window, during the weeks of July 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 6, including results from any professional hard-court event (qualifying and main draw) at the ATP Challenger level and above around the world. The tournaments over the five weeks include:
- Week of July 9: Winnetka, Ill. $75,000; Winnipeg, Canada $75,000
- Week of July 16: Astana, Kazakhstan $125,000; Gatineau, Canada $75,000
- Week of July 23: Atlanta ATP 250; Granby, Canada $100,000; Binghamton, N.Y. $75,000
- Week of July 30: Washington D.C. ATP 500; Los Cabos ATP 250; Chengdu, China $125,000; Segovia, Spain €85,000+H; Lexington, Ky. ADVERTISEMENT $75,000
- Week of August 6: Toronto ATP Masters 1000; Jinan, China $150,000; Aptos, Calif. $100,000; Portoroz, Slovenia €64,000+H
The women’s wild card will be awarded to the American with the highest cumulative total of WTA singles ranking points earned from her best two results during the weeks of July 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 6 (main draw only at the $60K events; qualifying and main draw in Washington, D.C., and San Jose) at the following tournaments:
- Week of July 9: Honolulu $60,000
- Week of July 16: Berkeley, Calif. $60,000
- Week of July 23: Ashland, Ky. $60,000
- Week of July 30: San Jose WTA Premier; Washington, D.C. WTA International; Lexington, Ky. $60,000
- Week of August 6: Landisville, Pa. $60,000
August 13 update:
Asia Muhammad claimed first place in the women's 2018 US Open Wild Card Challenge after the race came down to the final day of play at the $60,000 event in Landisville, Pa. She will return to the US Open singles main draw for the first time since her debut as a 17-year-old wild card in 2008. See below for the final men's and women's standings.
August 7 update:
Bradley Klahn has clinched first place in the men's 2018 US Open Wild Card Challenge by reaching the second round at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The 27-year-old defeated former world No. 3 David Ferrer to officially secure a spot in the US Open main draw.
August 6 update:
Asia Muhammad has moved into pole position in the women's challenge, thanks to her title run at the $60,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Lexington, Ky., while Bradley Klahn continues to hold the top spot on the men's side entering the final week of play. The $60,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Landisville, Pa., will determine the women's winner, while four men's tournaments are in play in the final week of the challenge. See below for the full men's and women's standings.
July 30 update:
Gail Brodsky surged into first place in the women's challenge, and Bradley Klhan maintained his top spot in the men's standings with two weeks left to play. Brodsky won the $60,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Ashland, Ky., to earn the lead, while Klahn's 80 points remained enough for first place. See below for the full men's and women's standings.
July 23 update:
Bradley Klahn has taken over the top spot in the men's challenge, while Nicole Gibbs is now tied with Jessica Pegula atop the women's standings after Week 2. Klahn overtook Collin Altamirano by winning the $75,000 Challenger event in Gatineau, Canada, while Nicole Gibbs' used a runner-up finish at the $60,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Berkeley, Calif., to draw level with Pegula. See below for the latest men's and women's standings.
July 16 update:
Collin Altamirano and Jessica Pegula are in first place in the 2018 US Open Wild Card Challenge after Week 1 of play. Altamirano took the early lead in the men's standings after qualifying into the $75,000 Challenger in Winnetka, Ill., and reaching the semifinals. Pegula tops the women's standings after reaching the final at the $60,000 event in Honolulu. See below for the latest men's and women's standings.
Men's standings | Women's standings
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