2019 US Open - Women's Singles - General Discussion

Who gets the title?


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Enceladus

Hall of Fame




Defending champion: Naomi Osaka


Former US Open champions, who will participating in the 2019 tournament: Serena Williams (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012-14), Venus Williams (2000-01), Svetlana Kuznetsova (2004), Maria Sharapova (2006), Samantha Stosur (2011), Angelique Kerber (2016), Sloane Stephens (2017)

Official website: Wiki-link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_US_Open_–_Women's_Singles (here you will find the form of a draw when it will released)
Edition: 133rd edition of women's singles at US Open (52nd in Open era)
Date: August 26 – September 7 (women's main draw, qualifying runs from August 19 – 22, 2019)
Category: Grand Slam
Governing body: USTA
Number of players in main draw: 128S
Prize money: Surface: Hard
Location: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Flushing Meadows)
TV broadcast: ESPN (USA), Eurosport (Europe), WOWOW (Japan), Prime Video (UK, Ireland), CCTV and Tencent (China), Star India (Indian subcontinent), beIN Sports (Middle East and North Africa), ESPN International (Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America and Oceania), Fox Sports (Southeast Asia), TSN and RDS (Canada), SuperSport (Sub-Saharan Africa)

WTA entry list:
Main Draw
1 Barty, Ashleigh (AUS)
2 Osaka, Naomi (JPN)
3 Pliskova, Karolina (CZE)
4 Halep, Simona (ROU)
5 Bertens, Kiki (NED)
6 Kvitova, Petra (CZE)
7 Svitolina, Elina (UKR)
8 Stephens, Sloane (USA)
9 Williams, Serena (USA)
10 Sabalenka, Aryna (BLR)
11 Sevastova, Anastasija (LAT)
12 Bencic, Belinda (SUI)
13 Kerber, Angelique (GER)
14 Wang, Qiang (CHN)
15 Konta, Johanna (GBR)
16 Vondrousova, Marketa (CZE)
17 Keys, Madison (USA)
18 Wozniacki, Caroline (DEN)
19 Kontaveit, Anett (EST)
20 Martic, Petra (CRO)
21 Mertens, Elise (BEL)
22 Garcia, Caroline (FRA)
23 Anisimova, Amanda (USA)
24 Andreescu, Bianca (CAN)
25 Goerges, Julia (GER)
26 Vekic, Donna (CRO)
27 Kenin, Sofia (USA)
28 Muguruza, Garbiñe (ESP)
29 Suárez Navarro, Carla (ESP)
30 Sakkari, Maria (GRE)
31 Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE)
32 Strycova, Barbora (CZE)
33 Collins, Danielle (USA)
34 Yastremska, Dayana (UKR)
35 Zhang, Shuai (CHN)
36 Tsurenko, Lesia (UKR)
37 Riske, Alison (USA)
38 Azarenka, Victoria (BLR)
39 Putintseva, Yulia (KAZ)
40 Siniakova, Katerina (CZE)
41 Kasatkina, Daria (RUS)
42 Sasnovich, Aliaksandra (BLR)
43 Muchova, Karolina (CZE)
43 Bellis, Catherine (USA) SR
44 Tomljanovic, Ajla (AUS)
45 Pavlyuchenkova, Anastasia (RUS)
46 Puig, Monica (PUR)
47 Zheng, Saisai (CHN)
48 Cornet, Alizé (FRA)
49 Alexandrova, Ekaterina (RUS)
50 Hercog, Polona (SLO)
51 Wang, Yafan (CHN)
52 Mladenovic, Kristina (FRA)
53 Williams, Venus (USA)
54 Kuzmova, Viktoria (SVK)
55 Buzarnescu, Mihaela (ROU)
56 Kudermetova, Veronika (RUS)
57 Zidansek, Tamara (SLO)
58 Jabeur, Ons (TUN)
59 Gasparyan, Margarita (RUS)
60 Linette, Magda (POL)
61 Swiatek, Iga (POL)
62 Giorgi, Camila (ITA)
63 Cibulkova, Dominika (SVK)
64 Van Uytvanck, Alison (BEL)
65 Golubic, Viktorija (SUI)
66 Kozlova, Kateryna (UKR)
67 Kanepi, Kaia (EST)
68 Peterson, Rebecca (SWE)
69 Potapova, Anastasia (RUS)
70 Maria, Tatjana (GER)
71 Davis, Lauren (USA)
72 Brady, Jennifer (USA)
73 Petkovic, Andrea (GER)
74 Pegula, Jessica (USA)
75 Parmentier, Pauline (FRA)
76 Sharapova, Maria (RUS)
77 Siegemund, Laura (GER)
78 Zvonareva, Vera (RUS)
79 Ostapenko, Jelena (LAT)
80 Diyas, Zarina (KAZ)
81 Cirstea, Sorana (ROU)
82 Doi, Misaki (JPN)
83 Brengle, Madison (USA)
84 Bacsinszky, Timea (SUI)
85 Pera, Bernarda (USA)
86 Jorovic, Ivana (SRB)
87 Sorribes Tormo, Sara (ESP)
88 Bolsova, Aliona (ESP)
89 Sharma, Astra (AGER)
90 Teichmann, Jil (SUI)
91 Gavrilova, Daria (AUS)
92 Pliskova, Kristyna (CZE)
93 Schmiedlova, Anna Karolina (SVK)
94 Blinkova, Anna (RUS)
95 Bouchard, Eugenie (CAN)
96 Haddad Maia, Beatriz (BRA)
97 Barthel, Mona (GER)
98 Ferro, Fiona (FRA)
99 Niculescu, Monica (ROU)
100 Vikhlyantseva, Natalia (RUS)
100 Vandeweghe, CoCo (USA) SR
101 Krunic, Aleksandra (SRB)
102 Minella, Mandy (LUX)

Alternates
102 Kuznetsova, Svetlana (RUS) SR
103 Zhu, Lin (CHN)
104 Bouzkova, Marie (CZE)
105 Mchale, Christina (USA)
106 Rybakina, Elena (KAZ)
107 Flipkens, Kirsten (BEL)
108 Watson, Heather (GBR)

Qualifying Draw
61 Rybakina, Elena (KAZ)
91 Bouzkova, Marie (CZE)
93 Begu, Irina-Camelia (ROU)
101 Badosa, Paula (ESP)
105 Mchale, Christina (USA)
106 Flipkens, Kirsten (BEL)
107 Watson, Heather (GBR)
109 Bonaventure, Ysaline (BEL)
109 Allertova, Denisa (CZE) SR
110 Osuigwe, Whitney (USA)
112 Voegele, Stefanie (SUI)
113 Diatchenko, Vitalia (RUS)
115 Korpatsch, Tamara (GER)
116 Kovinic, Danka (MNE)
117 Lepchenko, Varvara (USA)
118 Townsend, Taylor (USA)
119 Krejcikova, Barbora (CZE)
120 Rus, Arantxa (NED)
123 Minnen, Greet (BEL)
124 Samsonova, Liudmila (RUS)
125 Zhu, Lin (CHN)
126 Babos, Timea (HUN)
127 Wang, Xiyu (CHN)
128 Kawa, Katarzyna (POL)
129 Bogdan, Ana (ROU)
130 Kiick, Allie (USA)
131 Rybarikova, Magdalena (SVK)
132 Paolini, Jasmine (ITA)
133 Stosur, Samantha (AUS)
134 Zavatska, Katarina (UKR)
135 Hon, Priscilla (AUS)
136 Kalinina, Anhelina (UKR)
137 Hibino, Nao (JPN)
138 Gibbs, Nicole (USA)
139 Dart, Harriet (GBR)
140 Flink, Varvara (RUS)
141 Martincova, Tereza (CZE)
144 Jakupovic, Dalila (SLO)
145 Paquet, Chloe (FRA)
147 Cepede Royg, Veronica (PAR)
148 Kucova, Kristina (SVK)
149 Vickery, Sachia (USA)
150 Mcnally, Catherine (USA)
151 Smitkova, Tereza (CZE)
152 Arruabarrena, Lara (ESP)
153 Gatto-Monticone, Giulia (ITA)
154 Cepelova, Jana (SVK)
155 Di Lorenzo, Francesca (USA)
156 Schoofs, Bibiane (NED)
157 Wickmayer, Yanina (BEL)
158 Ormaechea, Paula (ARG)
160 Kalinskaya, Anna (RUS)
161 Haas, Barbara (AUT)
162 Anderson, Robin (USA)
163 Perez, Ellen (AUS)
164 Trevisan, Martina (ITA)
166 Lao, Danielle (USA)
167 Peng, Shuai (CHN)
168 Stojanovic, Nina (SRB)
169 Han, Xinyun (CHN)
170 Li, Ann (USA)
171 Marino, Rebecca (CAN)
172 Larsson, Johanna (SWE)
173 Sramkova, Rebecca (SVK)
174 Han, Na-Lae (KOR)
175 Tomova, Viktoriya (BUL)
176 Boulter, Katie (GBR)
177 Hives, Zoe (AUS)
178 Ahn, Kristie (USA)
179 Ruse, Elena-Gabriela (ROU)
179? Celik, Susanne (SWE) SR
180 Di Giuseppe, Martina (ITA)
181 Nara, Kurumi (JPN)
182 Kerkhove, Lesley (NED)
183 Zhuk, Sofya (RUS)
184 Arconada, Usue Maitane (USA)
185 Perrin, Conny (SUI)
186 Lottner, Antonia (GER)
187 Wang, Xinyu (CHN)
188 Bara, Irina (ROU)
189 Bondar, Anna (HUN)
190 Lu, Jia-Jing (CHN)
191 Raina, Ankita (IND)
192 Eraydin, Basak (TUR)
193 Aiava Destanee (AUS)
194 Gorgodze, Ekaterine (GEO)
195 Cabrera, Lizette (AUS)
196 Ozgen, Pemra (TUR)
197 Ponchet, Jessika (FRA)
198 Kostyuk, Marta (UKR)
199 Sebov, Katherine (CAN)
200 Hobgarski, Katharina (GER)
201 Cristian, Jaqueline (ROU)
202 Savinykh, Valeria (RUS)
203 Govortsova, Olga (BLR)
204 Mrdeza, Tereza (CRO)
205 Bolkvadze, Mariam (GEO)
206 Stollar, Fanny (HUN)
207 Marcinkevica, Diana (LAT)
208 Grammatikopoulou, Valentini (GRE)
209 Inglis, Maddison (AUS)
210 Zarycka, Anastasia (CZE)
211 Gracheva, Varvara (RUS)
212 Hogenkamp, Richel (NED)
213 Kostic Natalija (SRB)
214 Bucsa, Cristina (ESP)
216 Xu, Shilin (CHN)
217 Cadantu, Alexandra (ROU)
218 Garcia Perez, Georgina (ESP)
219 Zhang, Kai-Lin (CHN)
220 In-Albon, Ylena (SUI)
221 Shinikova, Isabella (BUL)
222 Liang, En-Shuo (TPE)
223 Tig, Patricia Maria (ROU)
224 Abanda, Francoise (CAN)
226 Rodionova, Arina (AUS)
227 Friedsam, Anna-Lena (GER)
228 Chirico, Louisa (USA)
229 Eikeri, Ulrikke (NOR)

Alternates
230 McPhee, Kaylah (AUS)
231 Shimizu, Ayano (JPN)
232 Muhammad, Asia (USA)
233 Bains, Naiktha (GBR)
234 Serban, Raluca (CYP)
235 Jaksic, Jovana (SRB)
236 Glushko, Julia (ISR)
237 Frech, Magdalena (POL)
238 Kostova, Elitsa (BUL)
239 Grabher, Julia (AUT)
240 Swan, Katie (GBR)
241 Errani, Sara (ITA)
242 Lemoine, Quirine (NED)
 
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Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Wild cards into main draw:
American players:
Kristie Ahn
Francesca Di Lorenzo
Cori Gauff
Caty McNally
Whitney Osuigwe
Katie Volynets

French player:
Diane Parry

Australian player:
Samantha Stosur

Poll for this official thread:
I will issue the poll after the 2019 US Open Main Draw Ceremony.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
I thought Serena was guaranteed a top 8 seeding?
She is, she's the 8th seed.

The first post is just a copy of the entry list, note that it has Barty at #1 as she was #1 when the entry list was released but as she's #2 now she'll be the #2 seed.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Have to wait for the draw to come out but so far i'm looking at Barty, Serena and Pliskova.

I need to see how Osaka, Halep and Kvitova are doing as they've been carrying injuries this hard court season so i'm unsure of how they are.

Andreescu and Kenin will be ones to watch but given their lack of slam experience, i'm not ready to declare them as a top 5 pick.

Keys is always one to watch at the slams + her Cincy title but I just don't think she mentally has what it takes to win a slam final, should she get there (she's making big strides though).

Former champs Kerber and Sloane are in terrible form but I guess you can never rule them out.

Watch out for Sevastova who's made the QF in 2016 and 2017 and then the SF last year. Loves NYC.

Svitolina finally broke her inability to make a slam SF so watch for her.
 

Tanya

Hall of Fame
She is, she's the 8th seed.

The first post is just a copy of the entry list, note that it has Barty at #1 as she was #1 when the entry list was released but as she's #2 now she'll be the #2 seed.
Ah I see - thanks for clarifying!

Sad that Anisimova will miss this year's US Open... I feel like she would've thrived on the center stage in NY. Important for her to recover, though.... she is TOO young to have her career hampered already by back injuries.
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
osaka's knee won't b up to scratch so 1 down a few more to go for bartyparty, lololololol won't bet on barty mamohmam any1/10s' got chance...............but still, gogo ausssie barty oioioi:love::love::love::love::love::love:................
 
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Ah I see - thanks for clarifying!

Sad that Anisimova will miss this year's US Open... I feel like she would've thrived on the center stage in NY. Important for her to recover, though.... she is TOO young to have her career hampered already by back injuries.
Who said Anisimova is missing the US Open?
 

Mr.Lob

Legend
If Serena has another cupcake slam draw, she has this one in the bag.

Thought Keys was impressive in Cincy. She may be next in line for the, "Win a Slam, then Disappear" trophy.
 

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
Truly a wide open event, as there are so many majors winners playing, that there are no guarantees in the field. Perfect tennis environment.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
List of seeds:
  1. Naomi Osaka
  2. Ashleigh Barty
  3. Karolína Plíšková
  4. Simona Halep
  5. Elina Svitolina
  6. Petra Kvitová
  7. Kiki Bertens
  8. Serena Williams
  9. Aryna Sabalenka
  10. Madison Keys
  11. Sloane Stephens
  12. Anastasija Sevastova
  13. Belinda Bencic
  14. Angelique Kerber
  15. Bianca Andreescu
  16. Johanna Konta
  17. Markéta Vondroušová
  18. Wang Qiang
  19. Caroline Wozniacki
  20. Sofia Kenin
  21. Anett Kontaveit
  22. Petra Martić
  23. Donna Vekić
  24. Garbiñe Muguruza
  25. Elise Mertens
  26. Julia Görges
  27. Caroline Garcia
  28. Carla Suárez Navarro
  29. Hsieh Su-wei
  30. Maria Sakkari
  31. Barbora Strýcová
  32. Dayana Yastremska
  33. Zhang Shuai
 
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There are, to me, no favorites here. Osaka is injured, Serena is questionable. Keys is an inconsistent flake. Barty didn't look amazing on summer Hardcourts. Halep has lost in the first round the past 2 years. I'd keep an eye on Sakkari and Kenin from the lower half of the seeds. I could see them making waves with the right draw
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
i honestly can't even predict a winner. I do think if Serena is healthy and playing well you can always count on her to atleast reach the second week. I assume a lot of eyes will be on Naomi to defend her title, we'll see how she responds to the pressure and ofcourse how she's doing after retiring from cincy after the knee injury.


also curious to see how gauff plays after a really good wimbledon
 
i honestly can't even predict a winner. I do think if Serena is healthy and playing well you can always count on her to atleast reach the second week. I assume a lot of eyes will be on Naomi to defend her title, we'll see how she responds to the pressure and ofcourse how she's doing after retiring from cincy after the knee injury.


also curious to see how gauff plays after a really good wimbledon
How Healthy is Serena going in? have there been any updates? Her body just doesn't seem to be either fully ready or cooperating with her at this point. Its certainly not a good omen to have both of last years finalists walking in questionable now
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
How Healthy is Serena going in? have there been any updates? Her body just doesn't seem to be either fully ready or cooperating with her at this point. Its certainly not a good omen to have both of last years finalists walking in questionable now
i am not sure ofcourse, she withdraw from cincy due to back issues but she said that while painful at the time, these are something that she has experienced before and that they go away within a few days. she probably didn't want to aggravate it further in cincy knowing USO is right around the corner.
 

insideguy

Legend
How Healthy is Serena going in? have there been any updates? Her body just doesn't seem to be either fully ready or cooperating with her at this point. Its certainly not a good omen to have both of last years finalists walking in questionable now
The thing with Serena is she can look great but then not. I suppose thats the case with a lot of tennis players from one match to the next. Her body needs to hold up over two weeks. And her mind. Thats asking a lot. But is suppose thats almost everyone in the WTA so whats the real difference between her and everyone else who has a chance at winning.
 
The thing with Serena is she can look great but then not. I suppose thats the case with a lot of tennis players from one match to the next. Her body needs to hold up over two weeks. And her mind. Thats asking a lot. But is suppose thats almost everyone in the WTA so whats the real difference between her and everyone else who has a chance at winning.
The difference is most of them didn't just from a tournament final. Serena doesn't just retire from finals. She may randomly pull out of tournaments but when she is in a final she wants to be there. She certainly didn't look great when she left the court in Canada. She is hungry to win something, anything, in her comeback. That Hunger could well drive her stubbornly through the US Open draw. Heaven knows Serena has a real gift for pushing herself beyond being wrapped and taped and willing herself to keep going. The problem is eventually thats not going to work anymore
 

ALEXT

Semi-Pro
I agree with others that this USO is wide open. Any number of players could win it; no favorite(s) whatsoever in my book.
 

elkwood

Hall of Fame
So if u where going to put a few dimes on a long shot Us open champ who would u go with ?

I took Sofa Kenin and Bianca Andreescu

Anyone have any others u like ?
 
Hmmm I thought I saw she had withdrawn to heal her back, but that may have only been from Toronto/Cincy. Hopefully she will be well enough to play in NY!
Well, it looks like she won't be playing although not because of back injury..


Terrible news.
 
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There are, to me, no favorites here. Osaka is injured, Serena is questionable. Keys is an inconsistent flake. Barty didn't look amazing on summer Hardcourts. Halep has lost in the first round the past 2 years. I'd keep an eye on Sakkari and Kenin from the lower half of the seeds. I could see them making waves with the right draw
What about Muguruza? I think Halep will go deep, may be even win it.
 

Tanya

Hall of Fame
Well, it looks like she won't be playing although not because of back injury..


Terrible news.
Oh no... that is horrible! Infinitely worse than an injury... I feel so bad for that poor girl. I wonder how this is going to affect her tennis in the next few years?
 
What about Muguruza? I think Halep will go deep, may be even win it.
Muguruza has never done exceptionally well here. She's only been past the 2nd round once.

Halep, well, I'd like to see her do well. The last 2 years she's been bounced round 1, so honestly anything beyond that is an improvement. Hopefully she gets an easy first round match, the last 2 years she did get dangerous first rounders in Sharapova and Kanepi. Neither are amazing anymore but for 1 match they can play lights out and take you out.
 
So if u where going to put a few dimes on a long shot Us open champ who would u go with ?

I took Sofa Kenin and Bianca Andreescu

Anyone have any others u like ?
I'd throw Sakkari's name in there as well. She's definitely the longest shot of those 3 but she has 5 top 10 wins this year. She beat Kvitova and Sabalenka back to back in Cincy before Barty rallied from a set down to knock her out. She also lost to the eventual champ in San Jose after taking down top seeded Svitolina. I think she has the game to do it, my only concern is if she has the ability to mentally last 2 weeks.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Oh no... that is horrible! Infinitely worse than an injury... I feel so bad for that poor girl. I wonder how this is going to affect her tennis in the next few years?
A tragic passing of a father who was only in his early 50s. He was also her primary coach in the past. They seemed fairly close. She has been working with other coaches more recently, but I'm fairly certain that Konstantin with with his daughter in San Jose early this month -- the last event she played this year.
 

elkwood

Hall of Fame
I'd throw Sakkari's name in there as well. She's definitely the longest shot of those 3 but she has 5 top 10 wins this year. She beat Kvitova and Sabalenka back to back in Cincy before Barty rallied from a set down to knock her out. She also lost to the eventual champ in San Jose after taking down top seeded Svitolina. I think she has the game to do it, my only concern is if she has the ability to mentally last 2 weeks.
Not a bad pick at all. Ill have to see what the odds are. I watched her play a good bit this hard court season.
 

NuBas

Legend
Was just about to post, this is awful for her. She's so young and to lose her dad at only 17? Poor thing.
Search YouTube for death of family members with US athletes, they say its some sacrifice. Hope its not true but if true Amanda will gain more fame and success after this.

I know it sounds weird
 

Tanya

Hall of Fame
Search YouTube for death of family members with US athletes, they say its some sacrifice. Hope its not true but if true Amanda will gain more fame and success after this.

I know it sounds weird
Are you talking about conspiracy theories...?
 
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