The fifth annual US Open National Playoffs has narrowed the field from thousands of competitors to just 32 singles players and 13 mixed doubles teams. All of them are at various stages of their playing careers, but the goal for each is the same: to earn a wild card into this year's US Open.

The winner of the US Open National Playoffs - Men's Singles Championship and of the Women's Singles Championship will each earn a wild card into the US Open Qualifying Tournament. The winners of the US Open National Playoffs - Mixed Doubles Championship will go directly into the main draw of the US Open mixed doubles event.

Check back here regularly to find out which players will earn their way into the final Grand Slam of the year and learn that nothing beats playing at the US Open.

Men's Championship

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The 2014 US Open National Playoffs - Men's Singles Championship will be held Aug. 15-18 in New Haven, Conn. The Championship is being staged during the Connecticut Open, an Emirates Airline US Open Series event. It features the 13 winners or top finishers from the sectional qualifying tournaments held around the country and the three top alternates.

 

Women's Championship

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The 2014 US Open National Playoffs - Women's Singles Championship will be held Aug. 15-18 in New Haven, Conn. The Championship is being staged during the Connecticut Open, an Emirates Airline US Open Series event. It features the 13 winners or top finishers from the sectional qualifying tournaments held around the country and the three top alternates.

Mixed Doubles Championship

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The 2014 US Open National Playoffs - Mixed Doubles Championship will be held Aug. 20-23 in New Haven, Conn. The Championship is being staged during the Connecticut Open, an Emirates Airline US Open Series event. It features the winners or top available finishers from the 13 sectional qualifying tournaments held around the country.