US Open 2021 preview: Ashleigh Barty or Naomi Osaka?



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US Open 2021 preview: Ashleigh Barty or Naomi Osaka?

Ashleigh Barty is going through a magical moment, which has now lasted since winning Wimbledon 2021, and it will not be a coincidence if at the US Open 2021 she is indicated as the favorite for the final victory. The world number one, who has won forty-one of the last forty-seven games played and who has enriched the series of seasonal successes with five titles, will face Vera Zvonareva in the first round.

In the portion of the Australian tennis player, prominent names do not orbit entirely theoretically: her challenge with Veronika Kudermetova in the third round could actually prove to be the first. In the quarterfinals the potential challenge with Iga Swiatek, however buffered by Fiona Ferro, the surprising Jil Teichmann and Anett Kontaveit.

Karolina Pliskova completes the top of the board, obviously number four in the block, who after Caty McNally could continue the very personal match vs USA with Amanda Anisimova. In the fourth round, one between Paula Badosa and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, a finalist a few months ago on the clay-courts of Bois de Boulogne.

The Czech's side of thedraw is rich with Petra Kvitova, but also Maria Sakkari and Bianca Andreescu. And Naomi Osaka? The Japanese and Coco Gauff (who may find themselves in the fourth round) are in the bottom-half with Elina Svitolina, Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Viktoria Azarenka and Barbora Krejcikova.

All protagonists who can aspire to the final victory, but with substantial differences between them. The women's singles in Flushing Meadows will have few certainties, as often happens in women's tournaments: one is Barty, while Naomi Osaka will have to find herself after the troubled events of recent months to aspire to confirm her title.

For the others, its very fast surface (as rumored by rumors) of the Flushing Meadows courts may favor the game of some tennis players, such as Kvitova, rather than that of others. It will be a tournament to interpret, as favorite Barty, Osaka ready to redeem herself and the others ready to take any chance.

US Open 2021 women's singles percentages Barty 40% Osaka 20% Krejcikova, Kvitova, Muguruza, Halep 10% Outsider: Camila Giorgi, Cori Gauff