Volynets, 20, Mmoh, 24, win wild-card entries at Roland-Garros

Katie Volynets, a 20-year-old Californian, and Michael Mmoh, a 24-year-old born in Saudi Arabia and now based in Florida, have been granted US Tennis Association wild cards for the French main draw. To open.

Play begins at Roland Garros on May 22.

Volynets and Mmoh claimed their place in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year by collecting the most ranking points in recent tournaments on clay.

The USTA and the French Tennis Federation offer each other reciprocal invitations to Grand Slam events.

Volynets’ performances on the USTA Pro Tour included a title in Palm Harbor, Fla., reaching the semifinals last week in Bonita Springs, Fla., and advancing to the quarterfinals in Charleston, Carolina. from South.

She is a career-high 112th in the WTA rankings and is 0-4 in Grand Slams. This will mark his debut at Roland-Garros.

Mmoh’s results include making the quarterfinals after qualifying for the ATP US Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston and reaching the final of a USTA Pro Circuit Challenger tournament in Tallahassee, Florida.

His career-high ranking is No. 96; he is currently No. 181. He is 3-9 in the major tournament main draws, 0-1 at Roland Garros.

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