US Open 2010 Women’s Singles Draw

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The 2010 US Open women’s main draw singles matches will begin this Monday 30 August at 11am local time in New York in the USA, which means 11pm Hong Kong time. There are 128 main draw spots divided up between 12 Qualifiers (Q), 8 Wild Cards (WC) and 108 Direct Acceptances.

The women’s draw allocates and extra 4 spots to direct acceptances (108 versus 104 in the men’s draw) and limits the spots in the main draw for qualifiers to 12, whereas the men’s draw provides 16 spots for qualifiers.

The seeded players do not receive a BYE in the 1st round of a Grand Slam event. To win the title a player must win 7 best of 3 set matches in a row. For further details about the women’s event you can visit -> US Open 2010 Women’s Schedule of Play. Being seeded means that you the earliest round in the event that you can meet another seeded player is 3rd round in which only 32 players remain. The players name that is bolded is OCA’s prediction of who will win each match.

Pictured above is 20 year old Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium who made the semi finals at the 2009 US Open. The 1.83m Wickmayer had only ever won a single  Grand Slam match before her great performances at last year’s US Open. Since the Wickmayer has recorded her career best results at each of the other 3 Grand Slam tournaments including her 2nd best result in a Slam at the 2010 Australian Open where she made the round of 16.

Wickmayer is the No.15 seed and will be a player to watch on the American hard courts again this year despite the pressure she will have to deal with after her impressive run last year. Wickmayer has recorded her best results of 2010 on hard courts and especially in the USA. At the Miami Open Cincinnati Open she made the quarter finals. Her next best result this year was at the Australian Open as mentioned above and at the Indian Wells Open where she made the round of 16. Wickmayer will be doing her best to continue her pattern of achieving personal best results at each tournament in 2010 at the US Open.

The draw for the seeded players if they all win through to the 3rd round is:

  • (1) Caroline Wozniacki versus (26) Lucie Safarova
  • (18) Aravane Rezai v. (14) Maria Sharapova
  • (11) Svetlana Kuznetsova v. (23) Maria Kirilenko
  • (30) Yaroslava Shvedova v. (8) Li Na
  • (4) Jelena Jankovic v. (31) Kaia Kanepi
  • (22) Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez v. (15) Yanina Wickmayer
  • (9) Agnieszka Radwanska  v. (17) Nadia Petrova
  • (28) Alexandra Dulgheru v. (7) Vera Zvonareva

Which are the match ups for the top half of the draw. In the bottom half of the draw, the players who are seeded to meet are:

  • (6) Francesca Schiavone v. (29) Alona Bondarenko
  • (20) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova v. (10) Victoria Azarenka
  • (16) Shahar Peer v. (19) Flavia Pennetta
  • (32) Tsvetana Pironkova v. (3) Venus Williams
  • (5) Samantha Stosur v. (28) Alisa Kleybanova
  • (24) Daniela Hantuchova v. (12) Elena Dementieva
  • (13) Marion Bartoli v. (21) Zheng Jie
  • (27) Petra Kvitova v. (2) Kim Clijsters

The 2010 US Open women’s singles draw for the 1st round  is:

  1. (1) Wozniacki v. Chelsea Gullickson
  2. Chang Kai-Chen v. Carla Suarez Navarro
  3. Anne Keothavong v. Chan Yung-Jan
  4. Qualifier (Q) v. (26) Lucie Safarova
  5. (18) Aravane Rezai v. Magdalena Rybarikova
  6. Beatrice Capra v. Karolina Sprem
  7. (Q) v. Iveta Benesova
  8. Jarmila Groth v. (14) Maria Sharapova
  9. (11) Svetlana Kuznetsova v. Kimiko Date Krumm
  10. Regina Kulikova v. Anastasija Sevastova
  11. Yvonne Meusburger v. Jill Craybas
  12. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova v. (23) Maria Kirilenko
  13. (30) Yaroslava Shvedova v. (Q)
  14. Anna Chakvetadze v. Urszula Radwanska
  15. Dominika Cibulkova v. Stefanie Voegele
  16. Katernya Bondarenko v. (8) Li Na
  17. (4) Jelena Jankovic v. Simona Halep
  18. Alicia Molik v. (Q)
  19. Chanelle Scheepers v. (Q)
  20. Alize Cornet v. (31) Kaia Kanepi
  21. (22) Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez v. Jamie Hampton
  22. Kirsten Flipkens v. Patty Schnyder
  23. Romina Oprandi v. Julia Goerges
  24. Alla Kudryavtseva v. (15) Yanina Wickmayer
  25. (9) Agnieszka Radwanska v. Aranxta Parra Santonja
  26. Peng Shuai v. Shelby Rogers
  27. Bethanie Mattek-Sands v. Anabel Medina Garrigues
  28. Andrea Petkovic v. (17) Nadia Petrova
  29. (25) Alexandra Dulgheru v. Julie Coin
  30. Sofia Arvidsson v. Sorana Cirstea
  31. Coco Vandeweghe v. Sabine Lisicki
  32. (Q) v. (7) Vera Zvonareva
  33. (6) Francesca Schiavone v. Ayumi Morita
  34. (Q) v. Sophie Ferguson
  35. Melanie Oudin v. (Q)
  36. Vera Dushevina v. (29) Alona Bondarenko
  37. (20) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova v. Kristina Barrois
  38. (Q) v. (Q)
  39. Gisela Dulko v. Angelique Kerber
  40. (Q) v. (10) Victoria Azarenka
  41. (16) Shahar Peer v. Jelena Kostanic Tosic
  42. Pauline Parmentier v. Alberta Brianti
  43. Agnes Szavay v. Sandra Zahlavova
  44. (Q) v. (19) Flavia Pennetta
  45. (32) Tsvetana Pironkova v. Renata Voracova
  46. Polona Hercog v. (Q)
  47. (Q) v. Ksenia Pervak
  48. Roberta Vinci v. (3) Venus Williams
  49. (5) Samantha Stosur v. Elena Vesnina
  50. Bojana Jovanovski v. Anastasia Rodionova
  51. Sara Errani v. Tathiana Garbin
  52. Johanna Larsson v. (28) Alisa Kleybanova
  53. (24) Daniela Hantuchova v. Dinara Safina
  54. Vania King v. Christina McHale
  55. (Q) v. Sybille Bammer
  56. Olga Govortsova v. (12) Elena Dementieva
  57. (13) Marion Bartoli v. Edina Gallovits
  58. Virgine Razzano v. Klara Zakopalova
  59. Ana Ivanovic v. Ekaterina Makarova
  60. Timea Bacsinszky v. (21) Zheng Jie
  61. (27) Petra Kvitova v. Lucie Hradecka
  62. Elena Baltacha v. Petra Martic
  63. (Q) v. Aleksandra Wozniak
  64. Greta Arn v. (2) Kim Clijsters

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