2020 US Open - Official Thread for Women's Tennis

Who gets the title?


  • Total voters
    49
  • Poll closed .

Enceladus

Legend




Defending champion: Bianca Andreescu (will not defend the title due to knee problems)



US Open winners from the past, who will participating in the 2020 edition: Serena Williams (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012-2014), Venus Williams (2000-2001), Kim Clijsters (2005, 2009-2010), Angelique Kerber (2016), Sloane Stephens (2017), Naomi Osaka (2018)

Official website:
http://www.usopen.org/
Link to draw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_US_Open_–_Women's_Singles
Edition: 134th edition of women's singles at US Open (53rd in Open era)
Date: August 31 – September 12
Category: Grand Slam
Governing body: USTA
Number of players in main draw: 128S
Prize money:
https://www.usopen.org/en_US/visit/prize_money.html
Surface: Hard (Laykold)
Location: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Flushing Meadows)
TV broadcast:
Entry list:
Main Draw
2 Halep, Simona (ROU)
3 Pliskova, Karolina (CZE)
4 Kenin, Sofia (USA)
5 Svitolina, Elina (UKR)
6 Andreescu, Bianca (CAN)
7 Bertens, Kiki (NED)
8 Bencic, Belinda (SUI)
9 Williams, Serena (USA)
10 Osaka, Naomi (JPN)
11 Sabalenka, Aryna (BLR)
12 Kvitova, Petra (CZE)
13 Keys, Madison (USA)
14 Konta, Johanna (GBR)
15 Martic, Petra (CRO)
16 Muguruza, Garbiñe (ESP)
17 Rybakina, Elena (KAZ)
18 Vondrousova, Marketa (CZE)
19 Riske, Alison (USA)
20 Sakkari, Maria (GRE)
21 Kerber, Angelique (GER)
22 Kontaveit, Anett (EST)
23 Mertens, Elise (BEL)
24 Vekic, Donna (CRO)
25 Yastremska, Dayana (UKR)
26 Muchova, Karolina (CZE)
27 Alexandrova, Ekaterina (RUS)
28 Anisimova, Amanda (USA)
31 Strycova, Barbora (CZE)
32 Kuznetsova, Svetlana (RUS)

33 Putintseva, Yulia (KAZ)
35 Zhang, Shuai (CHN)
36 Linette, Magda (POL)
37 Stephens, Sloane (USA)
39 Jabeur, Ons (TUN)
40 Kudermetova, Veronika (RUS)
41 Ostapenko, Jelena (LAT)
42 Mladenovic, Kristina (FRA)
43 Sevastova, Anastasija (LAT)
44 Peterson, Rebecca (SWE)
45 Hercog, Polona (SLO)
46 Garcia, Caroline (FRA)
47 Bouzkova, Marie (CZE)
48 Brady, Jennifer (USA)
49 Swiatek, Iga (POL)
50 Watson, Heather (GBR)
51 Collins, Danielle (USA)
52 Gauff, Cori (USA)
53 Ferro, Fiona (FRA)
54 Siniakova, Katerina (CZE)
55 Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE)
56 Tomljanovic, Ajla (AUS)
57 Van Uytvanck, Alison (BEL)
58 Azarenka, Victoria (BLR)
59 Cornet, Alizé (FRA)
60 Pera, Bernarda (USA)
61 Blinkova, Anna (RUS)
62 Davis, Lauren (USA)
63 Teichmann, Jil (SUI)
64 Diyas, Zarina (KAZ)
65 Siegemund, Laura (GER)
66 Kasatkina, Daria (RUS)
67 Williams, Venus (USA)
68 Suárez Navarro, Carla (ESP)
69 Pliskova, Kristyna (CZE)
70 Rus, Arantxa (NED)
71 Zidansek, Tamara (SLO)
72 Hibino, Nao (JPN)
73 Townsend, Taylor (USA)
75 Cirstea, Sorana (ROU)
76 Doi, Misaki (JPN)
77 Flipkens, Kirsten (BEL)
78 Zvonareva, Vera (RUS) SR
79 Brengle, Madison (USA)
80 Pegula, Jessica (USA)
81 Begu, Irina-Camelia (ROU)
82 Kuzmova, Viktoria (SVK)
83 Sorribes Tormo, Sara (ESP)
85 Tig, Patricia Maria (ROU)
85 Bondarenko, Katerina (UKR) SR
86 Stojanovic, Nina (SRB)
87 Petkovic, Andrea (GER)
88 McHale, Christina (USA)
89 Giorgi, Camila (ITA)
90 Puig, Monica (PUR)
91 Kovinic, Danka (MNE)
93 Maria, Tatjana (GER)
94 Badosa, Paula (ESP)
95 Paolini, Jasmine (ITA)
96 Ahn, Kristie (USA)
98 Kozlova, Kateryna (UKR)
99 Kanepi, Kaia (EST)
100 Babos, Timea (HUN)
101 Gracheva, Varvara (RUS)
102 Bolsova, Aliona (ESP)
104 Minnen, Greet (BEL)
105 Zavatska, Katarina (UKR)
106 Friedsam, Anna-Lena (GER)
107 Wang, Xiyu (CHN)
108 Diatchenko, Vitalia (RUS)
109 Voegele, Stefanie (SUI)
110 Gasparyan, Margarita (RUS)
111 Korpatsch, Tamara (GER)
112 Kalinskaya, Anna (RUS)
113 Rogers, Shelby (USA)
114 Inglis, Maddison (AUS)
115 Krejcikova, Barbora (CZE)
116 Dodin, Oceane (FRA)
117 Samsonova, Liudmila (RUS)
118 Fernandez, Leylah Annie (CAN)
119 Sasnovich, Aliaksandra (BLR)
120 Buzarnescu, Mihaela (ROU)
120 Lapko, Vera (BLR) SR
121 Juvan, Kaja (SLO)
122 Bonaventure, Ysaline (BEL)
123 Golubic, Viktorija (SUI)
123 Pironkova, Tsvetana (BUL) SR
124 McNally, Catherine (USA)
125 Kawa, Katarzyna (POL)
126 Sharma, Astra (AUS)
127 Cabrera, Lizette (AUS)

Alternates
128 Di Lorenzo, Francesca (USA)
129 Vikhlyantseva, Natalia (RUS)
130 Tomova, Viktoriya (BUL)
131 Li, Ann (USA)
132 Hon, Priscilla (AUS)
133 Martincova, Tereza (CZE)
134 Dolehide, Caroline (USA)
135 Govortsova, Olga (BLR)
136 Niculescu, Monica (ROU)
137 Haas, Barbara (AUT)
137 Khromacheva, Irina (RUS) SR
138 Arconada, Usue Maitane (USA)
139 Tsurenko, Lesia (UKR)
141 Kostyuk, Marta (UKR)
142 Nara, Kurumi (JPN)
143 Osuigwe, Whitney (USA)
144 Kalinina, Anhelina (UKR)
145 Wickmayer, Yanina (BEL)
146 Dart, Harriet (GBR)
147 Minella, Mandy (LUX)
 
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Serena has a terrible draw. I don't see how she is going to win this. She will have to depend on some of the floaters to take out the big guns.

R1 Kristie Ahn
R2 Gasparyan/Puig
R3 Stephens
R4 Sakkari/Anisimova
QF Keys/Muguruza
SF Kenin/Sabalenka/Venus
F Pliskova/Osaka/Kvitova
 
My Pick
4th
Pliskova vs Kerber
Putintseva vs Martic
Osaka vs Kontaveit
Rybakina vs Kvitova
Keys vs Muguruza
S. Williams vs Anisimova
Azarenka vs Konta
Mertens vs Jabeur

QF
Pliskova vs Martic
Osaka vs Rybakina
Muguruza vs S. Williams
Azarenka vs Jabeur

SF
Martic vs Osaka
Muguruza vs Azarenka

F
Osaka vs Azarenka.

Love to hear y'all.
 

D-Lite

Professional
My Pick
4th
Pliskova vs Kerber
Putintseva vs Martic
Osaka vs Kontaveit
Rybakina vs Kvitova
Keys vs Muguruza
S. Williams vs Anisimova
Azarenka vs Konta
Mertens vs Jabeur

QF
Pliskova vs Martic
Osaka vs Rybakina
Muguruza vs S. Williams
Azarenka vs Jabeur

SF
Martic vs Osaka
Muguruza vs Azarenka

F
Osaka vs Azarenka.

Love to hear y'all.
Hmm... I'm not sure I can see Martic or Azarenka in the semis - even Mugu hasn't played a warm-up tournament. It's just been SO long since Azarenka contested the latter stages of a GS, or even a big tournament. She's doing well at Western & Southern Open, but I don't know if I'd put faith in her to go deep over both tournaments. This wee has definitely been promising for her though. Martic has potential for sure, but seems to be erratic in her results, and when expected to do well sort of disappears.
I'd like to see Rybakina vs Osaka in the QFs for sure.

I'm low key hoping for an Osaka vs Muguruza final, providing Mugu can show up with 0 warm-up tournies and perform.
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
6 of the Top Ten missing.
And the 4 remaining... I guess Osaka has some kind of form.
It's a tad B Division.

And could all change if the police shoot another black person. Seems likely Osaka would pull out, and that leaves other players in a difficult position.
 
Hmm... I'm not sure I can see Martic or Azarenka in the semis - even Mugu hasn't played a warm-up tournament. It's just been SO long since Azarenka contested the latter stages of a GS, or even a big tournament. She's doing well at Western & Southern Open, but I don't know if I'd put faith in her to go deep over both tournaments. This wee has definitely been promising for her though. Martic has potential for sure, but seems to be erratic in her results, and when expected to do well sort of disappears.
I'd like to see Rybakina vs Osaka in the QFs for sure.

I'm low key hoping for an Osaka vs Muguruza final, providing Mugu can show up with 0 warm-up tournies and perform.
Honestly that quarter is very weak. Martic is a just a pick because I think Pliskova and friends will collapse and she has the game to make SF of a slam. But she's doing clay warm up, so idk.

Muguruza strike me as a player that can play good out of nowhere tho. She did pick up a good results pre-suspension.
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
How's Kenin looking? I have no idea what's going on with most players.

For those of you "worrying" that Serena is gonna tie Margaret Court with a depleted draw, I can tell you, as a big Serena fan, it ain't gonna happen. I saw her Kentucky matches and the match she lost in "Cincy." It's not happening - she looks fairly terrible. And this isn't a Serena who can work herself into some sort of tournament form/shape and win like she used to. I wish she could, but no.

At this point, I hop someone completely random wins it and gets a big pay day.
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
PSA for anyone in the US with DirecTV... The bonus channels appear to be 901-907 this year for whatever reason. Just glad they’re back.
 

David Hester

New User
Osaka is supposed to have a hamstring injury (the reason she pulled out of the final a few days ago). What happened to Pliskova in the poll above? I thought I chose her, but now she is gone. Did she drop out and I didn't hear?
 

flyingboris

Legend
Some other interesting matches coming up:

11:00 Kerber Angelique (GER) [23] - Tomljanovic Ajla (AUS) [59]
14:00 Kostyuk Marta (UKR) [137] - Kasatkina Daria (RUS) [70]
15:00 Gauff Cori (USA) [51] - Sevastova Anastasija (LAT) [45]
16:30 Collins Danielle (USA) [55] - Kontaveit Anett (EST) [21]
20:00 Giorgi Camila (ITA) [74] - Van Uytvanck Alison (BEL) [60]
21:30 Osaka Naomi (JPN) [9] - Doi Misaki (JPN) [81]
 

flyingboris

Legend
Osaka is supposed to have a hamstring injury (the reason she pulled out of the final a few days ago). What happened to Pliskova in the poll above? I thought I chose her, but now she is gone. Did she drop out and I didn't hear?
She didn't drop out, she's playing tonight at 9:30PM Eastern. She pulled out of the final because of concerns that she'd aggravate the issue. Curious if she's fit enough to play Doi, I'll be tuning in to see that.
 

flyingboris

Legend
What happened to everyone? Not much excitement for the US Open going on.
Maybe they're at (gasp) ..work?? Also, TTW is always pretty quiet on WTA threads. Which has its pros and cons I guess.

Already quite a battle going on between Kerber and Tomljanovic. Two breaks of service so far, and lots of extended rallies. Not a bad start to the USO!

Edit: yessss finally in the fifth game, a player holds, Tomljanovic at 3-2. Never change WTA, never change..
 
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flyingboris

Legend
I don't understand why they're making people wear masks if the are (seemingly) seated far from anyone else. Like Angie's coach, who are they protecting with that mask?
 

flyingboris

Legend
Kerber serving for the match after breaking at love, looks like she finally despirited Tomljanovic. Still, not a bad match to start with. (y)
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
PSA for anyone in the US with DirecTV... The bonus channels appear to be 901-907 this year for whatever reason. Just glad they’re back.
Also, looks like all matches are on ESPN3 as opposed to ESPN+ so far. That equals free as long as you already have a cable or satellite provider.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
McEnroe is promoting Serena Williams big time to win her 24th here and Osaka for step up in BLM protest! LOL! Evert is pushing for Serena too, to win the 2020 title too! (n)
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
The top match up are shown in ESPN+! They have the exclusive matches. They are not aired on the regular ESPN channels.
 

flyingboris

Legend
Garcia serving for the match, up 6-3 5-2 to Paolini.

Edit: match! So this guarantees a $100k payday already? Notbad.jpg

Round Singles Doubles (per team)
Winner $3,000,000 $400,000
Runner-up $1,500,000 $240,000
Semi-finalist $800,000 $130,000
Quarter-finalist $425,000 $91,000
Round of 16 $250,000 $50,000
Round of 32 $163,000 $30,000
Round of 64 $100,000 xxxxx
Round of 128 $61,000 xxxxx
 
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