Second and great challenge for María Camila Osorio Serrano (World No. 80) at the US Open. The N ° 1 of Colombian tennis, which is making her debut in New York as a professional, She faces the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, No. 21 in the world and also seeded No. 20 in the fourth and last Grand Slam of 2021.
The Cúcuta-born right-handed player, the 2019 U.S. Open junior champion, is playing for the first time in her career among the majors in this Major and now faces a very tough challenge in the concrete of New York. “It was a very special comeback,” he said after overcoming the first crash.
Since 10, Colombian time, Osorio plays with Jabeur on ESPN 3 in his country and through the new Star + platform.
The 19-year-old is coming off her best Grand Slam as she entered the third wheel on Wimbledon turf. She had made her debut in a professional Major tournament just in the previous one, on the clay of Roland Garros, but there she fell in the first round.
Undoubtedly, Osorio must perform at a high level to try to leave out Jabeur, a quarterfinalist from Wimbledon two months ago. If she succeeds, she will be the first Colombian to enter the third round of the US Open in six years, since Mariana Duque Marino did it in 2015.
If she advances, in the next round she could play Belgian Elise Mertens, No. 16 in the WTA ranking. But first he has a very tough hurdle at Flushing Meadows.