Serena Williams hold on to her universe No. 1 ranking when Angelique Kerber unsuccessful to take a new pretension in Cincinnati, though 4 opposite women could emerge from a US Open — a final Grand Slam of 2016 — with a ranking, depending on how things finish.
Williams warranted her 22nd Grand Slam singles pretension progressing this year, putting herself into a tie with Steffi Graf for a many of any lady in a Open Era. She also stands to tie Graf’s record for longest time with a No. 1 ranking if she creates it by a US Open still on tip of a standings.
But a year hasn’t been totally kind to Williams, who mislaid to Kerber in a finals of a Australian Open and Garbiñe Muguruza in a finals of a French Open during Roland Garros.
For years, Maria Sharapova had been a No. 2 lady in a world, though with her cessation a blank has been filled by a rejuvenated Kerber, a surging Agnieszka Radwańska and, of course, Muguruza. Serena’s sister, Venus Williams, is also personification good in 2016 and another American woman, Madison Keys, is also doing utterly good for herself.
The Rio Olympics are in a rearview mirror, and a Williams sisters will be blissful for it as they were both separated from singles and doubles play early on. Monica Puig, who binds a No. 32 seed here during a US Open, won a women’s singles bullion medal, upsetting Kerber in a final.
Throughout a US Open, we’ll be providing schedules, recaps and some-more below. The contest will run by Sept. 11 and will be promote essentially on ESPN and ESPN2. Below is all we need to know about a tournament, updated daily.
Bracket taken from a official US Open website.
How to watch a tournament
The tournament’s promote report is many a same as it was final year, a initial year of using exclusively on a ESPN family of networks. Coverage will typically start between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on many days, and will run all by a day. Coverage will be common opposite ESPN and ESPN2 throughout. Live streams of all matches will be accessible via WatchESPN online.
Go to SB Nation’s tennis heart for recaps and in-depth how to watch information any day. Below is a full demeanour during a start and finish times any day and that channel we can find a coverage on. All times are Eastern.
Day 1: Monday, Aug. 29
No. 2 Angelique Kerber vs. Polona Hercog
No. 3 Garbine Muguruza vs. Elise Mertens
No. 7 Roberta Vinci vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam
No. 8 Madison Keys vs. Alison Riske
No. 9 Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Francesca Schiavone
No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova vs. Magda Linette
No. 13 Johanna Konta vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands
No. 14 Petra Kvitova vs. Jelena Ostapenko
No. 18 Barbora Strycova vs. Monica Niculescu
No. 21 Irina-Camelia Begu vs. Lesia Tsurenko
No. 22 Elina Svitolina vs. Mandy Minella
No. 24 Belinda Bencic vs. Samantha Crawford
No. 27 Sara Errani vs. Shelby Rogers
No. 28 Coco Vandeweghe vs. Naomi Osaka
No. 30 Misaki Doi vs. Carina Witthoeft
No. 32 Monica Puig vs. Saisai Zheng
Day 2: Tuesday, Aug. 30
Day 3: Wednesday, Aug. 31
Day 4: Thursday, Sept. 1
Day 5: Friday, Sept. 2
Day 6: Saturday, Sept. 3
Day 7: Sunday, Sept. 4
Round of 16 play
Day 8: Monday, Sept. 5
Round of 16 play
Day 9: Tuesday, Sept. 6
Day 10: Wednesday, Sept. 7
Day 11: Thursday, Sept. 8
Day 12: Friday, Sept. 9
Day 13: Saturday, Sept. 10
Day 14: Sunday, Sept. 11