Irina Falconi, Tim Smyczek win spots

Updated: April 22, 2011, 6:11 PM ET
Associated Press

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Irina Falconi and Tim Smyczek will compete in the French Open after winning wild-card spots on Friday.

Falconi of Atlanta and Smyczek of Milwaukee earned the spots in the main draw after winning the USTA French Open wild-card playoffs.

The 20-year-old Falconi beat Julia Boserup of Newport Beach, Calif., 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3, while 23-year-old Smyczek beat Donald Young of Atlanta 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

Falconi will be making her third consecutive appearance in a Grand Slam main draw and Smyczek his second.


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