Six-time women’s singles champion Serena Williams will take part for the final time at the Grand Slam event.
The US Open 2022 is set to begin from August 29 with various tennis stars set to compete against each other. It will run until September 11, and like always, the tournament will be played at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre at Flushing Meadows in New York, United States. Both the defending champions, Daniil Medvedev and Emma Raducanu, will have tough competition this time to retain their titles.
US Open Draw
The US Open draws took place on August 25, with Daniil Medvedev set to play against Stefan Kozlov on the first day at 9:30 PM IST. On the other hand, the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal, will begin his campaign on August 31 against Rinky Hijikata at 4:30 AM IST.
In Women’s Singles, last year’s champion Emma Raducanu will play her first-round match against Alize Cornet on August 31, while Serena Williams will begin her campaign on August 30 against Danka Kovinic.
There are 128 players in the singles draw, 64 pairs in the doubles draw, and 32 pairs in the mixed doubles draw. Wilson US Open Regular Duty Balls are set to be used in the tournament.
Final Grand Slam for Serena Williams
Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam winner, will take the court for the final time before embarking on a new chapter in her life. She has won the US Open title six times in her career, alongside the Wimbledon and Australian Open titles seven times each. She also won the French Open thrice in her career.
Novak Djokovic to miss the edition
Legendary tennis star Novak Djokovic will not be able to take part in this year’s US Open because of his decision to not be vaccinated. He himself announced that he would miss the tournament.
Top seed players
Daniil Medvedev is the No.1 seed in the men’s singles department, while Iga Swiatek is the No.1 seed in the women’s singles category. Both these players will look to maintain their form.
Favourites this time
In men’s singles, Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal are favourites to win the title. Medvedev is in his prime form and can beat anyone on his day, while Rafael Nadal’s experience can help him win his 23rd Grand Slam title. In women’s singles, Iga Swiatek has a better chance this time to lift the title, while last year’s champion Emma Raducanu will be under pressure to retain her title, though she has been brilliant in the past 12 months.
TV and Streaming details
Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 1 HD, Sony Ten 2 HD, will telecast the US Open 2022. Along with this, it will also be accessible on Sony’s OTT platform, SonyLIV.
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