2019 US Open - Women's Singles - General Discussion

Who gets the title?


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THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
Absolutely no idea who's gonna win this thing, so I picked Serena in the poll just for the fact that if she continues to make GS finals, she's bound to win one eventually....right?? :X3:
Her recent history would say no, since the last major she won was the 2017 AO.

The Rena/Maria 1st round matchup reeks of draw fixing, I must say.....
Based on what? ...and fixed for which player?
 

Tanya

Hall of Fame
Based on what? ...and fixed for which player?
Neither of them. Fixed for TV/tournament revenue purposes. This is almost certainly going to be their biggest draw of the women's side, and the chances of both players going deep in the tournament are pretty low. So might as well slap them together in a first round under the lights to ensure high viewership to kick off the event!
 
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Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
You say that, but this kind of jumping ship business is not new. Coaches go where the money and/or personal interest is, and for Murray, some or all of that was not with Puig.




That made me laugh because its proablably true. I have the urge to name the members (and their alternate screennames) who will be responsible for the threat going down in flames, but I will just wait until they show up.
Of course it’s not new, however the rapid coaching changes are usually done in December as we saw with all the Czech women. I recall Strycovas coach getting taken from under her as well but that was after the season was done. This happening just mere days before the US Open is huge especially because Puig wasn’t told the truth.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Juicy 1R matches to watch:

Potapova v Gauff
Sabalenkva v Azarenka (on mute)
Muguruza v Riske
Zheng v Venus
Kenin v Coco
Konta v Kasatkina
Alexandrova v Stosur (these two played at RG, Alexandrova having a great year, Stosur a former USO champ)
Serena v Sharapova
Sevastova v Bouchard
Kerber v Mladenovic
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.




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 (AUS)
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)
As I can't 'like', a line to say I appreciate the work that went in to this post. Excellent.
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
ESPN analyst and six-time U.S. Open champion Chris Evert talks with The Post’s Justin Terranova about last year’s controversial final, Serena Williams’ chances this year and taking things slow with Coco Gauff.

Q: Is this a different Madison Keys this year after her win at Cincinnati?
A: In the past, Madison has relied so much on her power that she really hasn’t developed that Plan B when things are not going well. She’s changed her mindset a little bit, and she’s moving so well right now. When she’s running wide for shots, she does not have to go for outright winners that are very high risk. She can get back in position for the next shot. That’s really changed her perspective of how she needs to play.

Q: What were your memories from last year’s final?
A: The villain was the grayness of the rules. The rules in tennis are so much about interpretation, but it’s not black and white. I was down on the court because I was supposed to present the trophy, and I said I never want to see that in tennis again. The boos were shaking the stadium. I looked over to my right, and Naomi is sobbing in what should be the greatest moment in her life. It wasn’t a good representation of the sport of tennis. It’s kind of time to forget about it, though, and move on.

Q: Is Williams the favorite now?
A: To me, she looked fitter, she was moving better and that serve was on in Toronto. With the inspiration and determination to get to 24 (Grand Slams), you still have to make her the favorite. I don’t say that with a lot of conviction because she has to be on top of her game for seven matches in a row, and that’s a tougher feat when you get older. You don’t always wake up raring to go when you’ve been playing 25 years on tour. But Serena at her best is still better than anyone else.

Q: What’s the best way for Coco Gauff to develop?
A: Gradually. I don’t know if it’d be necessarily great for her to win the Open. If she continues to play the way she is, have some big wins, still develop her game and be a normal 15-year-old with some semblance of privacy, then that’d be the most successful picture of her. … There’s no doubt there is Grand Slam potential in her, after watching her at Wimbledon. But I am very cautious because she is so young and so many things can happen between 15 and 20 (years old), mentally, physically, emotionally.

Q: Is Nick Kyrgios good or bad for tennis?
A: I like Nick Kyrgios off the court very much. I have seen the way he is with kids and charities. He is very giving and generous with people. On the court, I see another side to him and he loses it. I don’t want to judge him, but sportsmanship is an important part of tennis. I don’t like to see that side of him at all. There’s two different Nicks: the one we love and the one we just scratch our heads. We hope that he can get his emotions in check and be the great tennis player that he is without the shenanigans.
 

TagUrIt

Professional
Of course I have to say Jules first, I think she's due for big win. If I'm being completely honest with myself though, I'd have to say Simona and Pliskova have the best chances to take it all. Simona runs everything down and plays EVERY ball like it's match point. Karolina's serve seems to be unstoppable. One thing is for certain, there will be some amazing matches to watch.
 

Russeljones

G.O.A.T.
Of course I have to say Jules first, I think she's due for big win. If I'm being completely honest with myself though, I'd have to say Simona and Pliskova have the best chances to take it all. Simona runs everything down and plays EVERY ball like it's match point. Karolina's serve seems to be unstoppable. One thing is for certain, there will be some amazing matches to watch.
If the courts truly are faster, as claimed, Halep will be Hapless.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Tennis.com - 2019 US Open expert picks:
CHAMPION
MATT FITZGERALD: Serena Williams
She won the decade’s first Slam in Melbourne. A New York bookend for Serena, after three major final disappointments, is a fitting storyline in her journey to elusive number 24.

STEVE FLINK: Ashleigh Barty
She hasn’t been at her best since winning Roland Garros, but I have a feeling Barty will come through to win her second major. The danger for the No. 2 seed might be a round of 16 meeting with Kerber.

CALE HAMMOND: Bianca Andreescu
Andreescu hasn't been beaten on the court since March. She won Indian Wells, retired in Miami, retired in Paris, then won Toronto. Bibi is a beast, and no one has played better on hard courts this year.

ED MCGROGAN: Simona Halep
The Wimbledon champion is at the peak of her powers and has a draw she can ease into. Whomever she faces in the quarters—Kvitova, Stephens, Andreescu—will be a trendy pick in this half, but don't overthink it. And should she face Serena in the final? Well, you watched Wimbledon, right?

ASHLEY NDEBELE: Bianca Andreescu
By winning Indian Wells and the Rogers Cup, she’s shown she can perform on the big stage. If healthy, no one can stop the 20-year-old Canadian on hard courts.

NINA PANTIC: Madison Keys
Her win in Cincinnati put her back in the Top 10, and the 2017 finalist is as comfortable in Flushing as anyone.

JORDAAN SANFORD: Serena Williams
Although she retired from back spasms in the Toronto final, her game is coming together—and after last year’s controversial final, she will be hungry to capture her 24th Grand Slam in New York.

STEVE TIGNOR: Madison Keys
She flipped a switch in Cincy; it she can keep it flipped, she might take herself off the “best players never to win a major” list, at last.

JOEL DRUCKER: Serena Williams
This at last becomes her return-to-glory breakthrough. Why not at the Slam where it all started for her 20 years ago?

DARK HORSE (SEEDED NO. 20 OR LOWER)
MATT FITZGERALD: Maria Sakkari
The Greek has played quality hard-court tennis this summer, earning three Top 10 wins. A chance for Cincinnati redemption against Barty could play out in the third round.

STEVE FLINK: Sofia Kenin
The 20-year-old isn't seeded No. 20 by accident. She could topple No. 10 seed Keys in the third round and go deep into the draw.

CALE HAMMOND: Dayana Yastremska
It’s just a matter of time for the 19-year-old Ukrainian, who has won three singles titles in the past year.

ED MCGROGAN: Sofia Kenin
Not going out on a limb here, but the No. 20 seed would be Top 10 based on current form. The No. 3 and No. 5 seeds are in her quarter, but they're Pliskova and Svitolina—hardly guarantees. Look for a routine win over the returning Vandeweghe to start, followed by more victories.

ASHLEY NDEBELE: Svetlana Kuznetsova
The Russian veteran won here in 2004, and her Cincy wins over Barty, Pliskova and Stephens give her plenty of good vibes.

NINA PANTIC: Svetlana Kuznetsova
As her out-of-nowhere finalist run in Cincinnati proves, you can never count a motivated former champion out.

JORDAAN SANFORD: Su-Wei Hsieh
The Taipei native has a crafty game and has recorded wins over Sabalenka, Osaka and Wozniacki this year. Anything is possible with her.

STEVE TIGNOR: Anett Kontaveit
The 21st seed has played good tennis this summer, is due to go deeper at a major, and has a draw that might let her do it.

JOEL DRUCKER: Dayana Yastremska
Plenty of game and a reasonable draw.

BUST (SEEDED NO. 10 OR HIGHER)
MATT FITZGERALD: Aryna Sabalenka
Azarenka, Putintseva and Vekic as a potential path to week two? That’s a tall order for one of the WTA’s streakiest players, and one who has flamed out at the majors this season.

STEVE FLINK: Naomi Osaka
The top seed and defending champion is fighting a knee injury, and despite her ranking, her self esteem isn't where it needs to be.

CALE HAMMOND: Sloane Stephens
Not even Kamau Murray can salvage Stephens’ dismal summer of tennis. Something’s not right with the 2017 champion.

ED MCGROGAN: Elina Svitolina
She could face Venus in the second round, yes, but the No. 5 seed first has to get by another hard-hitting American, Whitney Osuigwe. Oh, and Kenin in nearby, who Svitolina lost to in Toronto and Cincinnati.

ASHLEY NDEBELE: Aryna Sabalenka
Her high-risk, high-return game is suited to these hard courts, but she hasn't found her form this season. Also, she faces two-time Grand Slam champion Azarenka in the opener.

NINA PANTIC: Aryna Sabalenka
She was a USTA Breakout Performance winner last year, but her summer hasn’t gone according to plan and she opens against her experienced compatriot Azarenka.

JORDAAN SANFORD: Elina Svitolina
The Ukranian hasn't had have the most stellar hard-court season thus far, and her draw is filled with early-round obstacles.

STEVE TIGNOR: Sloane Stephens
Sloane’s had a slow summer, she just split with her coach, and she could face Kuznetsova in the second round. Kuznetsova beat her easily last week.

JOEL DRUCKER: Kiki Bertens
She's a meager 2-6 at the US Open, and her only summer hard-court win came against a player ranked No. 152.

 
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THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
Azarenka v Sabalenka is going to be one awful match for the spectators to listen too.. the poor chair umpire having to hear those screams.
No one cares about that anymore. There's no complaints about it in any serious, official capacity, other than on boards like this one, for the usual reasons.

Tennis.com - 2019 US Open expert picks:
ASHLEY NDEBELE: Bianca Andreescu
By winning Indian Wells and the Rogers Cup, she’s shown she can perform on the big stage. If healthy, no one can stop the 20-year-old Canadian on hard courts.
That' really pushing Andreescu's game. Anyone can perform at the lesser events, but a major is where tension and real battle-readiness are all tested like nowhere else. Wait and see instead of fannish predictions.



JOEL DRUCKER: Serena Williams
This at last becomes her return-to-glory breakthrough. Why not at the Slam where it all started for her 20 years ago?
Sentimentalist thinking, but highly unlikely.


DARK HORSE (SEEDED NO. 20 OR LOWER)


ASHLEY NDEBELE: Svetlana Kuznetsova
The Russian veteran won here in 2004, and her Cincy wins over Barty, Pliskova and Stephens give her plenty of good vibes.

NINA PANTIC: Svetlana Kuznetsova
As her out-of-nowhere finalist run in Cincinnati proves, you can never count a motivated former champion out.
I do not know what the Kuznesova backers are smoking to even list as a dark horse. Her game is just not there anymore.
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
This is fun.
Spot the 'Practical German'
Spot the player least likely to get in to MENSA.
And the serious rock chick that is BMS.
And I want Barty to be my friend - she seems a good laugh.

 

Mark-Touch

Professional
Which shatters the idiotic "fixing" consipracy theory vomited by ScentOfDefeat and others of his ilk on this board.

I've said this time and again" when Sharapova walks out on a court with Serena, she genuinely believes she can win. Her game, behavior and posturing all scream that to anyone who has watched this player over the years. Believing alone may not be enough, but for anyone with any measurable skill to g along with it, it could be enough to lead to victory.

So, I will go ahead and say Sharapova in three, but she will not make it to week two.

As for Serena, if she loses, I predict she will radically alter her training and possibly skip AO 2020, in order to be fit/focused enough to have great chances at the other three 2020 majors.
When and WHY did TW decide to re-introduce the Like button?
I read the combined thread on this but couldn't find the answer.
 

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
When and WHY did TW decide to re-introduce the Like button?
I read the combined thread on this but couldn't find the answer.
Not sure why. Its a take it or leave it function, but it has been routinely abused by the worst of this board's trolls in any thread where a player they hate is a subject. Actually, it happens even if they were not a subject.
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
Anyone know the last time two 5-slam (or more) winners faced off in the first round of a slam?
I have a vague memory of Cljsters playing a fellow major winner in the first round of a major - l can't remember where or when, but will check.
Edit: not 5 time major titles, but Cljisters played Jelena Jancovic (both former no.1s) in the first round of Wimbledon in 2012.
However, in that same tournament, Djocovic (then on 5 majors) beat JC Ferrero (1 major) in the first round.

*2017, USO- world no.1 Halep lost to former no.1 Sharapova in the first round.
 
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PDJ

G.O.A.T.
It’s too much hype for something that would be quick usual slaying of Pova.
Any thing to do with Sharapova or Serena Williams is hyped to death: the WTA push them both more than any recent no.1s.
It gets tiresome, but given both have name recognition beyond the tennis world it's understandable.
 

speedysteve

Legend
Ana Bogdan Vs Harriet Dart is on my 1st round watch list.
Both made it through qually.
Paula Badosa fell by the qually R3 wayside to Frech (Pol) :(
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
If you would like to discuss the 2019 US Open, this is our thread. If you would like to argue about one specific R1 match, figure it out elsewhere.
 

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
That is not your position to send relevant discussions elsewhere. If you do not like a discussion relevant to one of the first matches of the 2019 USO, then that is your problem, but it is relevant here, and you are fooling yourself to think it will not be well-discussed here.
 

speedysteve

Legend
That is not your position to send relevant discussions elsewhere. If you do not like a discussion relevant to one of the first matches of the 2019 USO, then that is your problem, but it is relevant here, and you are fooling yourself to think it will not be well-discussed here.
If it's referred to in the relevant context of this match, then I for one am fine with it.
If it goes into a one past match bender where all other relevant topics are getting crowded out by it, then no, should be it's own thread - perhaps there is one already?
 
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