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Full women’s draw for 2020 US Open

The US Open gets going on Monday, August 31st. We’ve got the full women’s draw as top-seeded Karolina Pliskova looks to win her first Grand Slam and third-seeded Serena Williams looks to win her seventh US Open.

Serena Williams of the United States shakes hands wit Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic following their women’s singles quarter-final match on Day Nine of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

The 2020 US Open gets underway on Monday, August 31st at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queen, New York at Flushing Meadows. There was concern in the spring the tournament would be postponed or canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but it will get going as planned. There are quite a few notable players absent, including defending women’s champ Bianca Andreescu have withdrawn due to the pandemic, but some big names remain in the field.

The tournament organizers unveiled the women’s draw earlier this week, and the first round will take place this coming Monday and Tuesday. Karolina Pliskova is the top seed and will open against Anhelina Kalinina. No. 2 seed Sofia Kenin is the highest seeded American in the tournament and will face Yanina Wickmayer to open the tournament.

The women’s field has taken a significant hit from Covid-related withdrawals. Six of the top ten players in the world are skipping the tournament this year. They include No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, No. 2 Simona Halep, No. 5 Elina Svitolina, No. 6 Bianca Andreescu, No. 7 Kiki Bertens, and No. 8 Belinda Bencic.

Serena Williams entered the tournament ranked 9th in the world, but will be the No. 3 seed due to the withdrawals. She is looking to win her seventh US Open title and first since 2014, and will open against Kristie Ahn.

Below is the full first round draw for the women’s US Open. You can view the full layout of the bracket here.

2020 US Open women’s first round draw

Player 1 vs. Player 2
Player 1 vs. Player 2
Karolina Pliskova (1) Anhelina Kalinina
Jasmine Paolini Caroline Garcia
Catherine Bellis Tamara Korpatsch
Anna Blinkova Jennifer Brady (28)
Angelique Kerber (17) Ajla Tomljanovic
Caroline Dolehide Anna-Lena Friedsam
Ann Li Arantxa Rus
Tatjana Maria Alison Riske (13)
Marketa Vondrousova (12) Greet Minnen
Francesca Di Lorenzo Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Viktorija Golubic Vera Lapko
Robin Montgomery Yulia Putintseva (23)
Kristina Mladenovic (30) Hailey Baptiste
Varvara Gracheva Paula Badosa
Kateryna Bondarenko Allie Kiick
Tereza Martincova Petra Martic (8)
Naomi Osaka (4) Misaka Doi
Camila Giorgi Alison Van Uytvanck
Marta Kostyuk Daria Kasatkina
Cori Gauff Anastasija Sevastova (31)
Magda Linette (24) Maddison Inglis
Danka Kovinic Lizette Cabrera
Usue Maitane Arconada Kaja Juvan
Danielle Collins Anett Kontaveit (14)
Elena Rybakina (11) Katarina Zavatska
Irina Khromacheva Shelby Rogers
Madison Brengle Lesia Tsurenko
Astra Sharma Dayana Yastremska (19)
Rebecca Peterson (32) Kirsten Flipkens
Marie Bouzkova Jessica Pegula
Kateryna Kozlova Whitney Osuigwe
Irina-Camelia Begu Petra Kvitova (6)
Madison Keys (7) Timea Babos
Jil Teichmann Aliona Bolsova
Lauren Davis Alizé Cornet
Ysaline Bonaventure Shuai Zhang (25)
Donna Vekic (18) Kristyna Pliskova
Patricia Maria Tig Kurumi Nara
Tsvetana Pironkova Liudmila Samsonova
Nao Hibino Garbiñe Muguruza (10)
Maria Sakkari (15) Stefanie Voegele
Bernarda Pera Zarina Diyas
Natalia Vikhlyantseva Katrina Scott
Viktoriya Tomova Amanda Anisimova (22)
Sloane Stephens (26) Mihaela Buzarnescu
Vitalia Diatchenko Olga Govortsova
Margarita Gasparyan Monica Puig
Kristie Ahn Serena Williams (3)
Aryna Sabalenka (5) Oceane Dodin
Victoria Azarenka Barbara Haas
Sachia Vickery Taylor Townsend
Iga Swiatek Veronika Kudermetova (29)
Karolina Muchova (20) Venus Williams
Anna Kalinskaya Nina Stojanovic
Sorana Cirstea Christina McHale
Heather Watson Johanna Konta (9)
Elise Mertens (16) Laura Siegemund
Claire Liu Sara Sorribes Tormo
Viktoria Kuzmova Catherine McNally
Kim Clijsters Ekaterina Alexandrova (21)
Ons Jabeur (27) Katarzyna Kawa
Katerina Siniakova Kaia Kanepi
Vera Zvonareva Leylah Fernandez
Yanina Wickmayer Sofia Kenin (2)