New York, United States, 26 August 2013 |

Australian Olivia Rogowska has been awarded a lucky loser entry into the main draw of the US Open following the withdrawal of Japan’s Ayumi Morita.

The Victorian, ranked 151st, will face No.4 seed Sara Errani in the opening round, the Italian who reached the semifinals at Flushing Meadows in 2012.

This will be her third appearance in the main draw; she fell in the first round last year and back in 2009, where she came close to upsetting top seed Dinara Safina before falling in three sets.

This year, Rogowska won two matches in the qualifying draw but fell in the final round to Maria Joao Koehler of Portugal.

As one of the four highest-ranked players to lose at the penultimate stage of qualifying, Rogowska was eligible for random selection to replace any player pulling out of the main draw.

She joins 11th seed Sam Stosur, wildcard Ash Barty and qualifier Casey Dellacqua as part of the Aussie women’s contingent embarking on the US Open main draw in New York beginning tonight (US Eastern time).