Friday, September 6, 2019

A look at the draw on day 12 of the U.S. Open

Though it's hard to keep one's mind off of the singles drama, there are other matches being played at the U.S. Open. Here's a breakdown of where everything is, as of today:


4th seeds Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka just defeated Caroline Dolehide (a day after her 21st birthday) and Vania King 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a highly entertaining match. It was great to see King on the court again, and to see her go all the way to the semifinals. In the final, Mertens and Sabalenka will face 8th seeds Vika Azarenka and Ash Barty. Mertens also made it to the quarterfinals in singles. Barty is the defending champion; she and CoCo Vandeweghe won the event last year.

Mixed Doubles

Top seeds Chan Hao-Ching and Michael Venus will play Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jamie Murray in the final. To reach the final, Chan had to defeat her sister, Chan Yung-Jan, and her partner, Ivan Dodig.

Wheelchair Singles

Play begins later today. Diede De Groot is the top seed, and her quarterfinal opponent will be Sabine Ellerbrock. De Groot is the defending champion.

Wheelchair Doubles

Top seeds Diede De Groot and Aniek Van Koot have reached the final, in which they will play Sabine Ellerbrock and Kgothatso Monjane. Van Koot is the defending champion, and she also won the event in 2017. Van Koot won the event in 2013 and 2015.

Junior Singles

Third round play has concluded. The highest seed remaining is Zheng Qinwen, who is seeded 5th.

Junior Doubles

Quarterfinal play has concluded.

I have already covered women's singles here. 15th seed Bianca Andreescu, playing in her first U.S. Open, will face off against six-time champion Serena Williams in the final.

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