US Open Wild Card Challenge – Final Standings Announced

On the grounds of the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center (photo: Michael Dickens)

ORLANDO, August 16, 2022 (USTA Press Release)

JJ Wolf and Elizabeth Mandlik earned the rights to US Open main draw wild cards by winning the US Open Men’s and Women’s Wild Card Challenges.

Wolf, 23 and currently ranked No. 83, finished atop the Challenge standings with 106 points thanks in large part to reaching the quarterfinals at the Citi Open ATP 500. Wolf is also currently five spots out from direct acceptance into the US Open main draw, per the latest entry list. Should Wolf gain direct entry into the US Open, the Challenge wild card would go to the second-place finisher, Aleks Kovacevic. The top three in the final Challenge standings are as follows:


1. JJ Wolf — 106
2. Aleks Kovacevic — 96 3. Evan Zhu — 40

Mandlik, 21 and currently ranked No. 143, scored 194 points across three tournaments during the Challenge, enough to hold off CoCo Vandeweghe winning the WTA 125K last week in Concord, Mass., and earning 160 points. Mandlik, the daughter of former US Open champion Hana Mandlikova, is 35-16 in singles this year and qualified and reached the second round at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic WTA 500 in San Jose. The final top three in the Challenge standings:


1. Elizabeth Mandlik — 194
2. CoCo Vandeweghe — 160
3. Katrina Scott — 114

Previous US Open Wild Card Challenge winners (and how they did at that year’s US Open) are below:

2019: Ernesto Escobedo (1R), Kristie Ahn (4R)

2018: Bradley Klahn (1R), Asia Muhammad (1R)

2017: Tommy Paul (1R), Sofia Kenin (3R)

2016: Ernesto Escobedo (2R), Sofia Kenin (1R)

2015: Bjorn Fratangelo (1R), Samantha Crawford (1R)

2014: Wayne Odesnik (1R), Nicole Gibbs (3R)

2013: Bradley Klahn (2R), Shelby Rogers (1R)

2012: Steve Johnson (3R), Mallory Burdette (3R)