US Open 2010 Women’s Singles Draw: Qualifying

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The 2010 US Open women’s qualifying singles event begins on Tuesday 24 August at 11am local time in New York. The qualifying event will be completed on Friday 27 August. The qualifying matches are best of 3 sets with the final set being an advantage set i.e. you must win by at least 2 games as opposed to a tie break at 6 games all.

There are 128 spots in the qualifying draw of which 8 were wild cards and 120 direct acceptances. 1 in every 4 of those spots is a seeded player. There are 32 seeds in the qualifying which means that the highest 32 ranked players are seeded to meet each other in “The Qualifying Round”.

The Qualifying Round is the round that decides which players qualify for the main draw, because the winner of that round qualifies and earns a minimum of 19,000 US Dollars. At the US Open there are 16 spots in the main draw of the women’s singles event allocated for qualifiers which is the same as in the men’s qualifying draw.

There are 16 American women in the qualifying draw including 3 seeds and 5 direct acceptances who are: World No.166 Julia Cohen, No.108 and 5th seed Varvara Lepchenko, No.114 and 7th seed Shenay Perry, No.170 Madison Brengle, No.139 and 28th seed Lilia Osterloh and No.221 Lauren Albanese, No.235 Lindsay Lee-Waters and No.156 Alison Riske.

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) awarded 8 wild cards into the women’s qualifying singles event with all 8 going to the American women in a strong show of support for local players by the USTA, they are: No.377 Julia Boserup, No.438 Nicole Gibbs, No.385 Irina Falconi, No.632 Krista Hardebeck, No.656 Madison Keys, No.449 Alexandra Mueller, No.280 Sloane Stephens and No.368 Alexa Glatch.

The players who lose in the 1st round of the qualifying event earn $3,000 and 2 WTA ranking points. The players who lose in the 2nd round of qualifying earn $5,625 and 40 points. The players who lose in the 3rd round of qualifying earn $8,000 and 50 points.

The players who qualify for the main draw and then lose the 1st round earn 60 points, whereas players, who start in the 1st round and lose their 1st match, only earn 5 points. Wild Card entrants who lose 1st round also receive 5 points. Both 2nd round and 3rd round losers in the qualifying receive more ranking points than a player who is directly accepted into the main draw and then loses her 1st round match. Do you think that is a fair way to allocate points?

The seeds do not receive a BYE in the 1st round of the qualifying event. All players must win 3 matches in a row in order to qualify. The qualifying draws are different to main draws because these events do not play off until there is one undefeated player. Therefore, the No.1 seed and the No.2 seed are not separated at the opposite ends of the draw.

The Top 16 seeds in the main draw of qualifying have ALL been separated from each other as they are seeded to be the players who do qualify. The whole 32 seeds are just listed down the draw. The 32 seeds are bolded in the draw below.

Pictured above is American Melanie Oudin reaching for the stars with this serve. The 18 year old made the quarter finals at the 2009 US Open as a 17 year old by upsetting a trio of Top seeded Russians, Elena Dementieva, Nadia Petrova and Maria Sharapova before being defeated by eventual runner-up Caroline Wozniacki. The 1.68m Oudin is the current World No.44 and will be looking for another great US Open with the power of home crowd support to boost her along the way.

The draw for the 2010 US Open women’s qualifying singles event is:

  1. (1) Akgul Amanmuradova versus Dia Evtimova
  2. Eva Fernandez-Brugues v. Ryoko Fuda
  3. Severine Beltrame v. Nathalie Piquion
  4. Valerie Tetreault v. (26) Laura Pous Tio
  5. (2) Jelena Dokic v. Laura Robson
  6. Kristina Kucova v. Vesna Manasieva
  7. Yuliana Fedak v. Mathilde Johansson
  8. Ekaterina Ivanova v. (17) Nuria Llagostera Vives
  9. (3) Monica Niculescu v. Nikola Hofmanova
  10. Vitalia Diatchenko v. Eleni Danilidou
  11. Tomoko Yonemura v. Elena Chalova
  12. Florencia Molinera v. (22) Anna Floris
  13. (4) Zhang Shuai v. Ioana Raluca Olaru
  14. Ekaterina Dzehalevich v. Mirjana Lucic
  15. Julia Cohen v. Naomi Cavaday
  16. Kathrin Woerle v. (29) Sesil Karatantcheva
  17. (5) Varvara Lepchenko v. Claire Feuerstein
  18. Junri Namigata v. Ana Vrljic
  19. Sally Peers v. Olivia Rogowska
  20. Corinna Dentoni v. (27) Masa Zec Peskiric
  21. (6) Evgeniya Rodina v. Marta Domachowska
  22. Heidi El Tabakh v. Lee Jin-A
  23. Kim So-Jung v. Aniko Kapros
  24. Tamira Paszek v. (24) Michaella Krajicek
  25. (7) Shenay Perry v. Mandy Minella
  26. Madison Brengle v. Claire De Gubernatis
  27. Arina Rodionova v. Ani Mijacika
  28. Stephanie Cohen-Aloro v. (28) Lilia Osterloh
  29. (8) Andrea Hlavackova v. (WC) Julia Boserup
  30. Lourdes Dominguez Lino v. Heather Watson
  31. Lauren Albanese v. (ALT) Kristyna Pliskova
  32. Maria Fernanda Alvarez Teran v. (18) Aranxta Rus
  33. (9) Mariana Duque Marino v. Sharon Fichman
  34. (WC) Nicole Gibbs v. Eirini Georgatou
  35. Rebecca Marino v. Liana Ungur
  36. Laura Thorpe v. (32) Nina Bratchikova
  37. (10) Anastasia Pivovarova v. Darya Kustova
  38. (WC) Irina Falconi v. Mona Barthel
  39. Lindsay Lee-Waters v. Silvia Soler Espinosa
  40. Zhang Ling v. (25) Stephanie Dubois
  41. (11) Patricia Mayr v. Camila Giorgi
  42. (WC) Krista Hardebeck v. Yurika Sema
  43. Ajla Tomljanovic v. Eva Birnerova
  44. (WC) Madison Keys v. (21) Maria Elena Camerin
  45. (12) Zuzana Kucova v. Alison Riske
  46. Petra Cetkovska v. Cagla Buyukakcay
  47. Tetiana Luzhanska v. Oksana Kalashnikova
  48. (ALT) Anne Kremer v. (31) Ekaterina Bychkova
  49. (13) Zuzana Ondraskova v. (WC) Alexandra Mueller
  50. (WC) Sloane Stephens v. Anais Laurendon
  51. Irena Pavlovic v. Anna Tatishvili
  52. Rika Fujiwara v. (30) Anna-Lena Groenefeld
  53. (14) Rossana De Los Rios v. Valeria Savinykh
  54. Olga Savchuk v. (WC) Alexa Glatch
  55. Misaki Doi v. Stephanie Foretz Gacon
  56. Lesya Tsurenko v. (19) Katie O’Brien
  57. (15) Tatjana Malek v. Elena Bovina
  58. Sania Mirza v. Ksenia Lykina
  59. Han Xinyun v. Julia Schruff
  60. Catalina Castano v. (20) Olivia Sanchez
  61. (16) Anastasiya Yakimova v. Irnya Kuryanovich
  62. Michelle Larcher de Brito v. Karolina Pliskova
  63. Sarah Gronert v. Jelena Pandzic
  64. Margalita Chakhnashvili v. (23) Alexandra Panova

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