Over 400 of the top junior tennis players in the country, aged 16 and 18 and under, will compete for the title of National Champion. In addition, the following wild cards to the 2023 US Open will be awarded to the tournament’s top finishers.
18s Champion – US Open Main Draw and US Open Junior Main Draw 18s Finalist – US Open Qualifying and US Open Junior Main Draw 18s 3rd Place – US Open Junior Main Draw 16s Champion – US Open Junior Main Draw 18s 4th & 5th Place – US Open Junior Qualifying
The Girls’ 16s event will begin on Saturday, Aug. 5 and conclude with the singles and doubles finals on Saturday, Aug. 12. The Girls’ 18s tournament will get underway on Sunday, Aug. 6 and conclude with the singles and doubles championships on Sunday, Aug. 13.
Both divisions will feature 256-player singles draws with the top 32 players receiving a first-round bye. There will also be 128-team doubles draws with the top 16 teams getting first-round byes.
The Opening Ceremony for the USTA Billie Jean King Girls' 16s and 18s National Championships will take place at the Barnes Tennis Center on Saturday, August 5 at 4:30 p.m. (PDT).
Admission is free each day of the tournament and there is no charge for parking at the Barnes Tennis Center.
Daily starting times are subject to change. For the most current schedule, check the official tournament website at: http://www.ustagirlsnationals.com/.
The USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships are the premiere hard court tennis tournaments for amateur and professional American girls aged 16 and 18 and under in the United States. In 2010, both age groups began playing their events concurrently at San Diego's Barnes Tennis Center.
Tournament participants, who represent nearly every state in the United States, have been endorsed by their respective USTA Section or have received USTA special exemptions based on their results in qualifying tournaments, junior rankings, or results on the WTA Tour or International Tennis Federation Junior Circuit.
Past tournament champions include Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Andrea Jaeger, Zina Garrison, Mary Jo Fernandez, Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport and Sofia Kenin.
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