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US Open tennis increases wheelchair field, adds junior event

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NEW YORK (AP) — The US Open will double the number of men’s and women’s wheelchair singles and doubles tournaments and add a junior championship to this year’s tournament.

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The expansion announced on Wednesday means 16 men and 16 women will compete in singles, as well as eight men’s and eight women’s doubles teams. The US Tennis Association said it was the largest draw increase in Grand Slam history.

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Eight boys and eight girls will compete in the U.S. Junior Wheelchair Championships.

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For the second year in a row, the US Open is expanding its wheelchair-accessible tournament. Last year, the number of participants in the fourth division increased from four to eight.

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Source: sports.yahoo.com

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