The 142nd version of the U.S. Open tennis match will get underway Monday and the ultimate main of the season will supply airs of nostalgia and absence on the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Heart in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
For Serena Williams, a six-time winner of this occasion, it will likely be the ultimate skilled match of her prolific profession. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion positioned within the backside half of the match’s draw on Thursday and Danka Kovinic of Montenegro shall be her first opponent.
Iga Światek of Poland, a two-time winner of the French Open, is the No. 1 seed on the ladies’s aspect and can meet Jasmine Paolini of Italy within the first spherical. Emma Raducana of Nice Britain is the defending champion.
The No. 1 seed within the males’s draw is defending champion Daniil Medvedev of Russia and he’ll face Stefan Kozlov of america within the first spherical. Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who has received 21 majors, won’t play within the Open as a result of he has not been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.
No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal of Spain opens play in opposition to Rinky Hajikata of Australia.
How to observe the 2022 U.S. Open
The place: USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Heart, Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
TV: ESPN (together with ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 and ESPN+)