USTA releases draws for the 2020 US Open doubles events



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USTA releases draws for the 2020 US Open doubles events

The draws for the 2020 US Open men's and women's doubles events were released by the USTA on Friday. This year, the draw size for the US Open has been cut from 64 teams to 32 teams and there are 8 seeded teams, rather than the traditional 16 seeded teams.

Cabal/ Farah and Babos/ Mladenovic are the top seeds in the doubles draws

In the men's doubles draw, top-seeded Colombians Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah take on Austrian Jurgen Melzer, who won the 2011 Open title, and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the first round.

Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Marcelo Melo of Brazil, the 2018 US Open runner-ups and the No. 2 seeds, take on Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen in their first match. One notable absentee in the men's doubles draw are the Bryan Brothers, who announced their retirement from the sport earlier this week.

On the women's side, Australian Open champions Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic, who are the No. 1 seeds, will try to win their second Grand Slam in a row and will meet American Kaitlyn Christian and Mexico's Giuliana Olmos in the first round.

No. 2 seeds and defending champions Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka, who won the title last year, take on Arina Rodionova/ Sabrina Santamaria in their first match. Men's Doubles Draw 1 JS Cabal/ R Farah vs. J Melzer/ É Roger-Vasselin
M Arévalo/ J O'Mara vs.

J-J Rojer/ H Tecău
WC E Escobedo/ N Rubin vs. R Bopanna/ D Shapovalov
M Purcell/ L Saville vs. 6 K Krawietz/ A Mies 4 I Dodig/ F Polášek vs. J Murray/ N Skuspki
M Demoliner/ M Middelkoop vs. N Mahut/ J-L Struff
D Inglot/ A-u-H Qureshi vs.

J Sock/ J Withrow
M Pavić/ B Soares vs. 5 M Granollers/ H Zeballos 7 R Klaasen/ O Marach vs. M Daniell/ P Oswald
L Bambridge/ B McLachlan vs. WC C Eubanks/ M McDonald
J Chardy/ F Martin vs. WC C Harrison/ R Harrison
A Krajicek/ F Škugor vs.

3 R Ram/ J Salisbury 8 W Koolholf/ N Mektić vs. N Ćaćić/ D Sharan
S Bolelli/ M González vs. S González/ K Skupski
N Lammons/ N Monroe vs. J Peers/ M Venus
S Gillé/ J Vliegen vs. 2 Ł Kubot/ M Melo

Women's Doubles Draw

(1) T.

Babos / K. Mladenovic vs K. Christian / G. Olmos
G. Dabrowski / A. Riske vs N. Dzalamidze / I. Khromacheva
R. Olaru / S. Sorribes Tormo vs L. Hradecka / A. Klepac
A. Muhammad / T. Townsend vs (5) B. Mattek-Sands / S. Zhang (3) N. Melichar / Y. Xu vs K. Flipkens / A.

Van Uytvanck
C. Gauff / C. McNally vs (wc) H. Baptiste / W. Osuigwe
L. Kichenok / N. Kichenok vs H. Carter / L. Stefani
(wc) A. Li / B. Pera vs (6) S. Aoyama / E. Shibahara (8) A. Friedsam / K. Siniakova vs (wc) U. Arconada / C. McHale
N. Hibino / M. Ninomiya vs A.

Blinkova / V. Kudermetova
J. Brady / C. Dolehide vs O. Kalashnikova / A. Kudryavtseva
S. Fichman / D. Jurak vs (4) K. Peschke / D. Schuurs (7) V. Azarenka / S. Kenin vs E. Perez / S. Sanders
A. Guarachi / D. Krawczyk vs L. Siegemund / V. Zvonareva
(wc) J.

Pegula / S. Rogers vs V. Kuzmova / A. Sasnovich
A. Rodionova / S. Santamaria vs (2) E. Mertens / A. Sabalenka