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17-year-old gets French Open wild card


17-year-old gets French Open wild card

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – Frances Tiafoe, a 17-year-old from Maryland, has earned his first main-draw Grand Slam tournament berth by clinching a French Open wild-card entry through the U.S. TennisAssociation.

The USTA said that Tiafoe assured himself of finishing with the best results among American men at three events played on green clay on the Challenger tour by reaching the final at Tallahassee, Florida, with a victory Friday.

He earlier made it to the quarter-finals at Sarasota, Florida, and the semi-finals at Savannah, Georgia.

As part of a reciprocal agreement with the French tennis federation, the USTA gets one men’s and one women’s wild card for Americans at Roland Garros.

The French Open starts May 24 in Paris.