The USTA held a media conference call with French Open Wildcards Brian Baker and Melanie Oudin on Wednesday afternoon. This is the official transcript:
UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION MEDIA CONFERENCE
May 9, 2012
TIM CURRY: Thanks, everyone, for joining us today. We have Melanie Oudin here. She’s been training on clay at the Player Development Training Center here at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and is headed to France in a few hours. Brian Baker is joining us from Tampa, Florida, where he arrived two days ago to do some clay court training before leaving for France tomorrow.
They won the USTA’s wild cards to the French Open this year based on the reciprocal agreement we have annually with the French Tennis Federation. This is the first year Player Development awarded the wild cards based on results at the USTA Pro Circuit events, which made it available to every American competing in those events and also allowed the players to earn...