Shuffle and deal again. The elimination of Shelby Rogers (43rd) before the british Emma Raducanu (150 °) in the round of 16 of the US Open it was not just another defeat. It is that as a result of that result, the United States women’s tennis equaled a negative record that hasn’t happened since 1993: there will be no local representatives in the quarter finals on Flushing Meadows.
With 22 players located within the main draw of the tournament, the Americans began their foray in New York. After completing the first round, only 8 were able to be victorious in its premiere and advance to the next instance: Jessica Pegula (25th), Amanda Anisimova (75th), Lauren Davis (98th), Sloane Stephens (66th), Cori Gauff (23rd), Christina McHale (119th), Danielle Collins (29th) and Rogers herself.
In the third phase, the N ° 43 of the world gave the blow and took out of the contest to Ashleigh Barty, number one in the world, to get into the round of 16. Conversely, Pegula fell to Belinda Bencic, Stephens suffered the same fate before Angelique Kerber and Collins was eliminated by Aryna Sabalenka.
Finally, the 28-year-old American could not demonstrate the great tennis that she imposed against the ranking monarch in the previous round. The 18-year-old British girl beat it 6-2 and 6-1 and is one of the 8 best rackets in New York.
You have to go 28 years ago to find a similar situation. In that edition, Lindsay davenport and the legendary Martina Navratilova they were the locals that could advance the furthest. In the fourth round, the Argentinian Gabriela Sabatini beat the first, while the Czech Helena sukova did the same with the winner of 18 Grand Slam.