The words are over: it's time for the courts at the US Open 2019. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori, Grigor Dimitrov Stan Wawrinka, Daniil Medvedev, Karolina Pliskova, Ashleigh Barty, Johanna Konta, Dayana Yastremska, Venus Williams, Elina Svitolina, and Sofia Kenin reached the second round.
Serena Williams first annihilated her rival Maria Sharapova for 6-1 6-1, then she talked about the decision of the USTA to not assign the chair umpire Carlos Ramos to her matches after what happened during last year's final.
She wickedly said: "I don't know who is this person!" Novak Djokovic: will play the Davis Cup finals in Madrid. The announcement was made by Serb team captain Zimonjic, who said: “I talked with Novak in New York.
He is very happy to come back after a long absence." Djokovic will join the team after the ATP Finals. SportsPro rated Naomi Osaka as the most marketable athlete in the world. The magazine uses criteria such as age, internal market, crossover attractiveness, charisma and willingness to be marketed as evaluation athletes.
After the Japanese there are Raheem Sterling (soccer player of Manchester City), Zion Williamson (choice number 1 of 2019 NBA draft), Megan Rapinoe (American soccer player) and Kylian Mbappe (Frenchsoccer player of PSG). The prize money of the US Open 2019 will be the richest of the history of the American Slam.
To give a concrete example: the players belonging to the top-200, with a defeat in the first round, can overcome the prize money of some colleagues who have won some Challenger tournaments! In the second day, Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Simona Halep, Noami Osaka, Bianca Andreescu and Petra Kvitova will take the courts.