Without Serena Williams at the start, the last Grand Slam of the year was raffled with a number one undisputed candidate and several, as the history of women’s tennis marks, with the intention of hitting the Big Apple.
Ash Barty, undisputed number one in the world, arrives on the rise with the Cincinnati title under his arm. It will start with the Russian Vera Zvonareva which, in October 2010 reached no less than second place in the WTA ranking. That year he reached the Wimbledon finals and the US Open.
If she wins, the Australian will collide with a Clara. Burel, from France, or Tauson, from Denmark. Later players such as Veronika Kudermetova, Karolina Muchova, Jennifer Brady and Iga Swiatek would appear in their path.
Aryna Sabalenka, your immediate “villain” will start against Nina Stojanovic. Even Bianca Andreescu will face Viktorija Golubic; Elina Svitolina with a classified; Naomi Osaka with Marie Bouzkova and Victoria Azarenka against Tereza Martincova.
What’s more, Nadia Podoroska will not have it easy against Jelena Ostapenko, Grand Slam champion and 27th seed in the tournament. Other interesting first round matches: Keys-Stephens, Muguruza-Vekic, Giorgi-Halep, and Sakkari-Kostyuk.
Ash Barty vs. Iga Swiatek
Karolina Pliskova vs. Bianca Andreescu
Elina Svitolina vs. Naomi osaka
Barbora Krejcikova vs. Aryna Sabalenka