Who do you think will win the women's US Open title?

01 September, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Felix Jensen
  • Eight stars gunning for US Open glory

With the American men experiencing their longest U.S. Open title drought in the Open era, Venus Williams led the American charge into round two on Monday with a 6-3 3-6 6-2 win over Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia. All you have to do is pick your favourite from our list.

Venus Williams stayed in the crowded hunt for the No. 1 ranking - even though she had no idea that she has a shot at that spot.

Here's a look at the top USA prospects in this year's event, which will conclude with the women's and men's singles finals airing live on September 9 and 10, respectively.

World No 2 Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina, victor of the WTA event in Toronto, and Britain's Johanna Konta will all feel that they have a chance, while Venus Williams will be eyeing her first title in NY since 2001.

Former world number one Maria Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, will play as a wildcard in her first major tournament since a 15-month doping ban after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

Asked what her career timetable might be, the oldest woman in the US Open said, "I don't know".

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We will also have coverage of the World Tour Finals in November with every match live on Sky Sports. But that didn't dim her hopes of claiming a first Slam title at the US Open. But she hasn't gone past the second round in four tries at NY.

Wozniacki, the 2014 US Open runner-up and three times a semi-finalist, has lost six finals this year since taking her last title in Hong Kong last year. She has one of the game's best serves - generating both tremendous speed and spin - and earlier this month stunned reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California.

She was up a set, plus a break in the second at 2-0, when she faltered.

Pliskova has taken titles at Brisbane, Doha and Eastbourne this year but has never won a Grand Slam.

The 10th U.S. Open wheelchair competition will feature 18 of the top wheelchair tennis athletes from around the world from September 7-10, with one wild card awarded for each event.

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