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    '20 USO Lists, OoP's and Discussion




    Thirteen Grand Slam Champions Entered Into 2020 US Open
    Women’s Singles Field
    Field Features Nine of the Top 10 and 19 of the Top 20


    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., August 4, 2020 – The USTA today announced that 13 Grand Slam singles champions and nine of the Top 10 women in the world headline the initial women’s singles entry list for the 2020 US Open, to be played August 31-September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The field is led by No. 2 Simona Halep, of Romania, a two-time Grand Slam champion; No. 3 Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic; No. 4 Sofia Kenin, of the United States, the 2020 Australian Open champion; No. 5 Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine; No. 6 Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, the defending US Open women’s singles champion; No. 7 Kiki Bertens, of the Netherlands; No. 8 Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland; No. 9 Serena Williams, of the United States, a six-time US Open and 23-time Grand Slam champion; and No. 10 Naomi Osaka, of Japan, the 2018 US Open and two-time Grand Slam champion. Eight additional Grand Slam champions are entered into the field, including: No. 12 Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, a two-time Grand Slam champion; No. 16 Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, a two-time Grand Slam champion; No. 21 Angelique Kerber, of Germany, the 2016 US Open and two-time Grand Slam champion; No. 32 Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, the 2004 US Open and two-time Grand Slam champion; No. 37 Sloane Stephens, of the United States, the 2017 US Open champion; No. 41 Jelena Ostapenko, of Latvia, the 2017 French Open champion; No. 58 Victoria Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam champion; and No. 67 Venus Williams, of the United States, a two-time US Open and seven-time Grand Slam champion. No. 127 Lizette Cabrera, of Australia, is the last player to receive direct entry into the women’s singles field. Four players entered using protected rankings: No. 78 Vera Zvonareva (RUS), a former world No. 2; No. 85 Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR); No. 120 Vera Lapko (BLR); and No. 123 Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL). Eight additional wild card entries will be selected by the USTA. The 19 Americans who received direct entry into this year’s tournament are No. 4 Sofia Kenin, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; No. 9 Serena Williams, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; No. 13 Madison Keys, of Orlando, Fla.; No. 19 Alison Riske, of Pittsburgh; No. 29 Amanda Anisimova, of Aventura, Fla.; No. 37 Sloane Stephens, of Plantation, Fla.; No. 48 Jennifer Brady, of Orlando, Fla.; No. 51 Danielle Collins, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; No. 52 Coco Gauff, of Delray Beach, Fla.; No. 60 Bernarda Pera, of Tenafly, N.J.; No. 62 Lauren Davis, of Gates Mills, Ohio; No. 67 Venus Williams, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; No. 73 Taylor Townsend, of Atlanta; No. 79 Madison Brengle, of Dover, Del.; No. 80 Jessica Pegula, of Buffalo; No. 88 Christina McHale, of Teaneck, N.J.; No. 96 Kristie Ahn, of Upper Saddle River, N.J.; No. 113 Shelby Rogers, of Charleston, S.C.; and No. 124 Caty McNally, of Cincinnati. The WTA rankings as of August 3 were used to determine the US Open main draw entry list. Seeds will be determined and announced closer to the start of the event.
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    The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 655,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

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    Let the withdrawals begin. Nadal and Wawrinka are officially out.

    Caty McNally just squeezing in at #124. Are they issuing any wild cards?
    Last edited by MeganFernandez; 08-04-2020 at 11:28 AM.
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    Also via @SchoolerSport
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeganFernandez View Post
    Let the withdrawals begin. Nadal and Wawrinka are officially out.

    Caty McNally just squeezing in at #124. Are they issuing any wild cards?
    I wonder if this is also a case of listing the people who are eligible and then seeing what happens.
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    World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Seven of the World’s Top 10 Entered Into 2020 US Open Men’s Singles Field


    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., August 4, 2020 – The USTA today announced that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and seven of the world’s Top 10 headline the initial men’s singles entry list for the 2020 US Open, set to be played August 31-September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

    Joining Djokovic, a three-time US Open champion, among the Top-10 players on the entry list are No. 3 Dominic Thiem, of Austria; No. 5 Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, a 2019 US Open finalist; No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece; No. 7 Alexander Zverev, of Germany; No. 8 Matteo Berrettini, of Italy; and No. 10 David Goffin, of Belgium. No. 4 Roger Federer, of Switzerland, had previously withdrawn from all remaining competition this year with a right knee injury. No. 37 Marin Cilic, of Croatia, the 2014 US Open champion, is also entered.

    Sumit Nagal (IND), ranked No. 127, is the last man to receive direct entry into the field of 128. Three players used a protected ranking to gain entry: No. 71 Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE), No. 83 Mackenzie McDonald (USA) and No. 119 Jack Sock (USA). Eight additional wild card entries will be selected by the USTA.

    The 13 Americans who received direct entry into this year’s tournament are No. 21 John Isner, of Greensboro, N.C.; No. 24 Taylor Fritz, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; No. 39 Reilly Opelka, of Delray Beach, Fla.; No. 45 Sam Querrey, of Las Vegas; No. 55 Tennys Sandgren, of Gallatin, Tenn.; No. 57 Tommy Paul, of Delray Beach, Fla.; No. 63 Steve Johnson, of Redondo Beach, Calif.; No. 81 Frances Tiafoe, of Hyattsville, Md.; No. 83 Mackenzie McDonald, of Orlando, Fla.; No. 102 Marcos Giron, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; No. 111 Denis Kudla, of Arlington, Va.; No. 119 Jack Sock, of Kansas City, Mo.; and No. 126 Bradley Klahn, of Los Angeles.

    The ATP rankings as of August 3 were used to determine the US Open main draw entry list. Seeds will be determined and announced closer to the start of the event.

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    The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 655,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

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    At this stage out are only players who have specifically asked to be left out. I expect a couple more top 10 players not going with Halep being the obvious first candidate.
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    From Nadal's Twitter (google translate):

    After much thought I have decided not to participate in this year's US Open. The health situation remains very complicated throughout the world with cases of COVID-19 and outbreaks that seem out of control. We know that this year's calendar after 4 months without playing is outrageous
    Roger forever

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    If Nadal and other do not play, not because injury but because of COVID, and Novak wins the USO, do we validate it in the Slams' count?
    And if he doesn't, and one of the new kids win it, do we?
    (Serious question. I do not why not. Then again, if it turns into the US Nationals, I don't know)
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    I totally expected Rafa to withdraw. I'm not sure he's a sure thing for the FO.
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    Andy Schooler@SchoolerSport
    Missing from #USOpen men's field:

    Nadal
    Federer
    Monfils
    Fognini
    Wawrinka
    Kyrgios
    Tsonga
    Pouille
    Herbert
    Jarry
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    Andy Schooler@SchoolerSport

    Missing from #USOpen women's field:

    Barty
    Wang
    Pavlyuchenkova
    Zheng
    Goerges
    Zhu
    Wang
    Potapova
    Bogdan
    Stosur
    Peng

    That's 5 Chinese but it's not a complete boycott - yet. Shuai Zhang and Xiyu Wang still entered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    If Nadal and other do not play, not because injury but because of COVID, and Novak wins the USO, do we validate it in the Slams' count?
    And if he doesn't, and one of the new kids win it, do we?
    (Serious question. I do not why not. Then again, if it turns into the US Nationals, I don't know)
    Yes, we do unless many more serious contenders withdraw. Nadal chose not to play himself, but he could have been injured and then we'd have said nothing.
    Roger forever

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    I think Rafa will probably play the French Open, but agree with Ti that it’s not a sure thing either.

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    I always expected Rafa to prioritize the FO over the US Open, especially with the travel complications. We'll see what happens over the next few weeks with regards to the French.
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