Kuznetsova to play in New Haven

August 19, 2009 03:12 PM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- The Pilot Pen tennis tournament has awarded a wild-card entry to French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The tournament, which opens Sunday at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, also granted a wild card Wednesday to American Meghann Shaughnessy.

They’ll join a women’s field that includes defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, Flavia Pennetta and Amelie Mauresmo.

The men’s wild cards were awarded earlier to John Isner and Taylor Dent. They will play in a field that includes Gilles Simon, Tommy Robredo, David Ferrer and Mardy Fish.

The tournament is the final hardcourt tuneup before the US Open.