US Open 2021: the women's singles main draw

The US Open 2021 women's singles draw has a big favorite: Ashleigh Barty

by Lorenzo Ciotti
US Open 2021: the women's singles main draw

The US Open 2021 women's singles draw has a big favorite: Ashleigh Barty. The world number one, who has won forty-one of the last forty-seven games played and who has enriched the series of seasonal successes with five title, will face Vera Zvonareva in the first round.

In the portion of the Australian tennis player, prominent names do not orbit in a completely theoretical line: her challenge with Veronika Kudermetova in the third round could actually prove to be the first. In the quarterfinals the potential challenge with Iga Swiatek, however buffered by Fiona Ferro, the surprising Jil Teichmann and Anett Kontaveit.

In the same portion of the draw also Martina Trevisan, on a collision course with Coco Vandeweghe, rewarded by the organizers with a wild card, and possibly blocked by Belinda Bencic in the second round. Completing the top of the drow Karolina Pliskova, obviously number four of the block, who after Caty McNally could continue the very personal match vs USA with Amanda Anisimova.

In the second round, hypothetically, one between Paula Badosa and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, a finalist a few months ago on the red carpet of Bois de Boulogne. The Czech's side of the draw is rich with Petra Kvitova, but also Maria Sakkari and Bianca Andreescu.

To the Greek the not easy challenge with Marta Kostyuk in the first round. The third segment of the board was also very crowded with Naomi Osaka and Cori Gauff, who could find themselves in the second round, but also and above all Elina Svitolina and Simona Halep, fresh from precautionary retreat in Cincinnati.

In the bottom half, Garbine Muguruza, Viktoria Azarenka and Barbora Krejcikova.


Serena Williams will not play the US Open 2021. The American tennis player herself made the announcement with a post from her official Instagram account. Williams has decided to rest to fully recover from the hamstring tear that is tormenting her.

Serena was forced to withdrawal for the same problem, even from the first round of Wimbledon, last June 29tg, after just seven games against the Belarusian Sasnovich. She will not be able to continue, at least for this year, the dream of the amazing American athlete of winning another slam, the one that would allow her to hook Margaret Smith Court at 24 at the top of this particular ranking.

The Queen, in her long career, in Flushing Meadows has already triumphed 6 times, with the last victory dating back to 2014, the year before the surprising elimination in the semifinals at the hands of Vinci, which prevented her from reaching the historic milestone of the Grand Slam.

But, still in everyone's eyes, it is the final of the 2018 edition, with Williams in her second Grand Slam final of the year, returning after pregnancy, and Naomi Osaka, surprise of the tournament, at her first time. Also thanks to Serena's nervousness after a furious quarrel with the referee who had assigned her a warning for coaching, point penalty for breaking the racket and game penalty for verbal malpractice towards the chair judge, to get the better, in that occasion, it was the Japanese.

With the caption: A note update from me, Serena announced her decision with the following words enclosed in an image. She wrote: "After careful consideration and after following the advice of the doctors and the medical team, I decided that I would not I will participate in the US Open to allow my body to fully recover from a hamstring tears.

New York is one of the most beautiful cities and one of my favorite places to play. I will miss seeing the fans in the stands, but I will follow everyone from afar. Thank you for your unremitting support and love."

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