A blockbuster start at the US Open features no fewer than 8 former champions today headlined by the night collision between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.
Five-time champion Roger Federer also opens this evening seeking his first title at the US Open since 2008. Federer’s countrymen Stan Wawrinka also in on the night card on Armstrong against the powerful 18-year-old Jannik Sinner.
During the day, reigning French Open champion Ash Barty opens Ashe at noon against Zarina Diyas. She’s followed by 3-time champion Novak Djokovic who takes on Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena.
Also during the day, Cincinnati champion Daniil Medvedev is in action along with former champions Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams and Sam Stosur plus finalists Madison Keys, Karolina Pliskova and Kei Nishikori.
MONDAY US OPEN SCHEDULE
Arthur Ashe Stadium (Noon)
Zarina Diyas (KAZ) v Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) v Roberto Carbella Baena (ESP)
Serena Williams (USA) v Maria Sharapova (RUS)
Roger Federer (SUI) v Sumit Nagal (IND)
Louis Armstrong Stadium 11am
Tereza Martincova (CZE) v Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) v Daniil Medvedev (RUS)
Zheng Saisai (CHN) v Venus Williams (USA)
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) v Jannik Sinner (ITA)
Misaki Doi (JPN) v Madison Keys (USA)
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