Karolina Pliskova’s laborious victory at dawn in New York not only brought enormous relief and joy to the Czech, but also, in addition, she put the points on a mark in the women’s draw at the United States Open.
Since the draw with 32 seeds was drawn in the Grand Slams, in this US Open, for the first time 20 of those 32 seeds are still in the running after the second round.
That is to say, for the third, there will be duels impossible to ignore, for example from the hand of Petra Kvitova vs. Maria Sakkari, Simona Halep vs. Elena Rybakina and Garbiñe Muguruza vs. Victoria Azarenka, among many others with Top Ten involved.
Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka will not have it easy either and soon they will face each other with important names in the WTA. New York rubs its hands.