The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced on Wednesday that former U.S. Open champions Venus Williams and Dominic Thiem had received wildcard invitations into the year’s final Grand Slam competition.
Along with Williams, other Americans who received Flushing Meadows wildcards were 17-year-old Eleana Yu, CoCo Vandeweghe, Elizabeth Mandlik, former Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin, and Peyton Stearns.
Sam Querrey, Emilio Nava, JJ Wolf, Ben Shelton, and Learner Tien are among the American men who received wildcards and were given direct admission into the main event.
The event this year will take place from August 29 to September 11.
The 42-year-old Williams, a two-time Flushing Meadows champion, makes her first appearance at the U.S. Open since 2020. In New York, her sister Serena, who has won 23 Grand Slam singles trophies, could call it quits on a phenomenal career.
Although she has not expressly stated that the U.S. Open will be her final competition, Serena Williams declared her impending retirement last week in Toronto, stating that she was “growing away from tennis.”