US Open 2020: 42-year-old Bryan brothers not in doubles field; Kim Clijsters gets wild card

The Bryans, Bob and Mike, won five of their 16 Grand Slam doubles titles together in New York, most recently in 2014.

The Associated Press August 20, 2020 08:48:12 IST
US Open 2020: 42-year-old Bryan brothers not in doubles field; Kim Clijsters gets wild card

New York: Bob and Mike Bryan were not on the entry list released for men's doubles at the US Open on Wednesday, possibly signaling the end of the 42-year-old American twins' record-breaking careers.

The Bryans won five of their 16 Grand Slam doubles titles together in New York, most recently in 2014.

Mike also won the 2018 US Open with Jack Sock when Bob was recovering from hip surgery.

The US Tennis Association announced its women's and men's doubles fields, including wild cards.

Three-time US Open champion Kim Clijsters received a wild-card entry in doubles to go along with the one she got for singles as she makes her Grand Slam comeback.

The tournament begins singles competition 31 August, and doubles on 2 September. The doubles fields are being cut from 64 to 32 teams for women and men this year to reduce the number of people on-site because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Clijsters and playing partner Hailey Baptiste were joined by these other pairings getting wild cards in women's doubles: Ann Li and Bernarda Pera, Christina McHale and Usue Arconada, Jessica Pegula and Shelby Rogers.

Serena and Venus Williams are not in the women's field.

Men's wildcards for doubles went to brothers Ryan Harrison and Christian Harrison, Chris Eubanks and Mackenzie McDonald, Ernesto Escobedo and Noah Rubin, and Nicholas Monroe and Nathaniel Lammons.

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