Americans set records on USTA Pro Circuit

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The 2013 season of the USTA Pro Circuit concluded with record-setting results among American players. The 34th season of the USTA Pro Circuit, the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, featured 89 events and awarded nearly $3 million in total prize money.

This year included a record 35 tournaments held on clay. In conjunction with USTA Player Development, the USTA Pro Circuit continues to emphasize the importance of increased training and competition for younger players on clay, particularly at the $10,000/$25,000 level for women and $10,000/$15,000 level for men.

Live streaming debuted this year for all 16 USTA Pro Circuit men’s Challengers (prize money of $50,000 and higher) at Ten of the 13 women’s tournaments with prize money of $50,000 or more were streamed live in 2013.

USTA Player Development awarded wild cards into the French Open and US Open based on players’ results on the USTA Pro Circuit. Alex Kuznetsov and Shelby Rogers earned main draw wild cards into the 2013 French Open by winning the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge in the spring. The wild card challenge, sponsored for the first time by Har-Tru, was determined by the American man and woman who amassed the greatest number of ATP and WTA ranking points at two of three USTA Pro Circuit clay-court events. Rogers and Bradley Klahn earned main draw wild cards into the 2013 US Open based on their results in three hard-court men’s and women’s tournaments this summer.

Tennis Channel will air a year-end USTA Pro Circuit recap show by the end of the year. Date and time are to be determined.

Notable records and storylines of 2013 included:


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