21 Aug 2009

Clijsters gets wildcard for US Open

8:45 am on 21 August 2009

Former world women's tennis number one Kim Clijsters has been granted a wild-card entry for the upcoming U.S. Open.

The 26-year-old 2005 U.S. Open winner reached the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Open last week in her first tournament back after a two-year break from the tour.

She's playing the Toronto Cup this week.

Among others receiving wild cards was Kristina Mladenovic of France, the 16-year-old who is currently the number one ranked junior.

The U.S. Open begins in New York's Flushing Meadows on August 31st.