Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 11/16/14

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Andreas Seppi of Italy serves during the men's first round match against Robby Ginepri of USA during Day 1 of the the AEGON Championship at Queens Club on June 8, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Robby Ginepri and Melanie Oudin are among the four women and three men that have been invited to participate in the 2011 Kia Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs, held December 16-18, at the Racquet Club of the South, a USTA Certified Regional Training Center in Atlanta.  The complete field for the eight-man and eight-woman playoff will be announced as players are confirmed.   The USTA and Tennis Australia have a reciprocal agreement in which men’s and women’s singles main draw wild cards into the 2011 US Open and the 2012 Australian Open are exchanged.   The four women who will compete include: Oudin (Marietta, Ga.), who in 2009 became the youngest American to reach the quarterfinals at the US Open since Serena Williams in 1999, and who helped lead the U.S. to back-to-back Fed Cup finals in 2009-10; Jamie Hampton (Auburn, Ala.), who successfully qualified for the 2011 Australian Open and who reached a career-high WTA ranking of No. 116 in April; Alison Riske (McMurray, Pa.), who reac...
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