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Bode Miller will try to qualify for US Open

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Bode Miller will trade his skis for a tennis racket after the Olympics and World Cup season.

Miller will attempt to qualify for the U.S. Open through a new national playoff system announced Tuesday by the U.S. Tennis Association.

Tennis aficionados around the country can compete for a spot in the Grand Slam. The winner of the men's and women's championship will receive a wild-card entry into the U.S. Open qualifying tournament.

Miller is no stranger to tennis. He won the 1996 Maine state singles title in high school, and his family owns the Tamarack Tennis Camp in Easton, N.H.

Miller plans to compete in one of the 16 sectional qualifying tournaments this spring.

Registration through the USTA begins Feb. 1.