Former international No. 35 Cici Bellis had was hoping to in spite of everything be able to go back to motion for subsequent week’s WTA 125Okay match in Houston.

And, on Tuesday, the match introduced she will be the recipient of a wild card – however now not into the principle draw.


Bellis might be within the qualifying, which has to let you know she is aware of there’s numerous rust to be shaken off, or that she is probably not somewhat able.

Nonetheless, you must get started someplace. And this couldn’t be higher information.

Bellis and 3 high-profile wild-card recipients into the principle draw are a captivating group.

They all have struggled with damage or well being woes – and all are a testomony to choice and perseverance.

Bellis, after all, is essentially the most notable as a result of she’s been out for greater than a 12 months and a part and used to be this sort of promising younger prospect.

However the different 3 have had their very own travails.

Harm nightmare for CiCi Bellis

Coco Vandeweghe, who ignored the easier a part of a 12 months with a foot damage, continues her trek at the minor-league circuit within the U.S. at this season’s finish.

Danielle Collins, who just lately published she were identified with rheumatoid arthritis, will play for the primary time since shedding within the first spherical of the Beijing Premier Obligatory some six weeks in the past.

Rheumatoid arthritis analysis for Collins

In spite of everything, 34-year-old Bethanie Mattek-Sands, whose go back from a horrific knee damage has been inspiring, hasn’t but given up on singles and likewise receives a main-draw wild card in conjunction with a few standout school avid gamers, Katarina Jokic, Linda Huang and Sumit Sarkar.

Horrific damage for Mattek-Sands

Bellis, who remains to be simplest 20, reached No. 35 in Aug. 2017

Vandeweghe, 27, reached No. 10 this actual week two years in the past.

CiCi, CoCo to go back at US Open?

Collins, whose rating nonetheless sits at No. 31, were given to No. 23 after her semifinal effort on the Australian Open in January.

Mattek-Sands were given to No. 30 in singles in 2011, and has been No. 1 in doubles. Since her go back from a 2d knee surgical procedure, in spite of now not having a typical spouse, she has raised her rating from No. 100 simply sooner than Wimbledon to its present No. 24.

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