Using her special ranking, former junior Grand Slam champion Rossana De Los Rios will compete at the US Open 2006, in the qualification event! This Grand Slam marks the first time the 30-year-old Paraguayan mother has played in such an event since the US Open 2004.
De Los Rios will be one of the few (if not the only) married mothers competing in the qualification event, hopefully her determination and experience can cause a stir or two! With good victories over Pelletier, Haynes, Grandin, Poutchkova, Tanasugarn, Pratt, Hrdinova, e.t.c this year, Rossana is heading into the tournament in solid form. This may well be the last time Rossana will play a Grand Slam event, so let's hope for the best!