Women’s Singles Championship Is Wide Open

Aug 25, 2019

The 2019 US Open Tennis Championships are about to get underway at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, while the men’s singles championship looks to be a race between the big three once again, the same can’t be said for the wide open women’s draw, there has been a different Grand Slam women’s singles champion in each of the three previous major events this season and that trend could very well continue in the next fortnight on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The US Open women’s singles event has a large number of championship contenders this year and quite a few of these women have solid credentials as to why they should be favoured to lift the silverware, in my opinion there is at least ten women who have a realistic chance of being crowned the champion in New York in 2019.

Top seed and defending champion Naomi Osaka will be looking to go on another run similar to last year, current Roland Garros champion and No.2 seed Ashleigh Barty should relish the fast hardcourts and could be dangerous, third seed Karolina Pliskova is a former US Open finalist and will be hoping that she can recreate her best form, No.4 seed and current Wimbledon champ Simona Halep will be looking to back up her great form from SW19, Petra Kvitova is a two-time former Wimbledon champ and was this years AO runner-up who is always dangerous when in the mood, 23-time Grand Slam champ Serena Williams will be looking to notch up major win No.24 on home soil to equal the record of Margaret Court, Madison Keys is in form and a former finalist who will be hoping to go one better this time around, Sloane Stephens was the US Open champion in 2017 and she will be hoping to produce the same form again in 2019, Angelique Kerber was the winner in 2016 and although she has been out of form recently she could turn things around quickly, and the young 19 year old Canadian Bianca Andreescu has set the tennis world on fire this year and could really put her name among the bright lights with victory in New York.

Aside from that list of ten strong contenders above there is also players like Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens, Belinda Bencic, Aryna Sabalenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Sofia Kenin, Victoria Azarenka, Venus Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova who will be keen to produce some great tennis over the next two weeks, nothing ever goes quite to plan in a Grand Slam tournament so one of these aforementioned players could well enjoy a deep run in 2019, buckle up tennis fans, it should be a very interesting two weeks of exciting Grand Slam tennis coming up in New York.

Written by: Tono

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