- Associated Press - Sunday, December 18, 2011

NORCROSS, GA. (AP) - Teenager Madison Keys and Jesse Levine have earned wild-card berths at the Australian Open by winning U.S. Tennis Association playoffs.

The 16-year-old Keys beat Gail Brodsky 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to earn the women’s wild card, while Levine defeated Robby Ginepri 6-0, 6-2, 6-1 for the men’s spot.

Both Keys and Levine live in Boca Raton, Fla.

The Australian Open, the year’s first Grand Slam tennis tournament, starts Jan. 16.

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