Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka both lose in US Open first round
UCLA Women’s tennis coach Dan Ziebell called Emma Radulcanu and Naomi Osaka two of the toughest players he has ever coached. He called Radulcanu a student of the game, a very “passionate” player and great competitor. Radulcanu admitted to losing to Osaka in the first round of the US Open, giving tennis as a whole a bad reputation, especially at the women’s level. She wasn’t the only one.
The US Tennis Association has released the schedule for the first week of singles play in the 2018 U.S. Open. No. 5, 14-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will face No. 1 Angelique Kerber in the first round.
The field features eight women who are seeded fourth or higher in the final. No. 5, No. 3, No. 2, No. 1 and the #1 seed, Angelique Kerber, will play in the first round. No. 7 Petra Kvitova will also face a seeded player in the first round.
No. 9 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 11 Ana Konjuh and No. 12 Timea Babos will be there as well. They will play with No. 17, 20, 21 and 23 seed Angelique Kerber in the first round. No. 2 and 22 Daniil Medvedev and No. 20 Ekaterina Makarova will also face seeded players.
Here is the full schedule of the first round matches for the US Open in Flushing Meadows:
No. 13 Karolína Plíšková vs. No. 3 Karolina Plíšková
No. 10 Ekaterina Makarova vs. No. 6 Daniil Medvedev
No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki vs. No. 15 Angelique Kerber
No. 2 Simona Halep vs. No. 17 Angelique Kerber
No. 1 Angelique Kerber vs. No. 20 Ekater