Former US Open singles winners Kim Clijsters and Andy Murray have received wildcards for the upcoming event that starts from August 31.
Another former champion, Kim Clijsters, has also been given a wildcard.
She played just two tour matches before the coronavirus pandemic caused the WTA Tour to shut down, losing to Garbine Muguruza and Johanna Konta.
The former champions, who both won their first major title at the NY grand slam, will bolster a line-up that has lost some of its star appeal. Bellis, 21, missed almost 20 months of play while undergoing wrist and elbow surgeries, returning to action in November 2019 and reaching the Australian Open third round in January.
Clijsters has won three US Open titles, in 2005, 2009 and 2010, and announced late last year she would be coming out of retirement after seven years away from top-level tennis.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) said it will also make available US$7.6 million to provide monetary assistance to players who have seen earning opportunities stymied by tennis' near-five-month shutdown.
Round of 32: $30,000 The 2020 US Open is scheduled to start on 31st August and will end on 13th September in NY.
The women's tour resumed this week in Palermo, Italy.
The rest of the players who have received a Wild Card from the tournament organization are seven North American male pledges (Brandon Nakashima, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Sebastian Korda, Ulises Blanch, Michael Mmoh, Maxime Cressy and JJ Wolf), and many other feminine (Caroline Dolehide, Usue Arconada, Ann Li, CiCi Bellis, Francesa Di Lorenzo, Robin Montgomery and Whitney Osuigwe).
In a statement, the US Open said this year's event, which is taking place without fans, would have a total compensation of US$53.4 million compared to about US$57 million in 2019.