If you have been following the U.S. Open this past week, not only were you rewarded with some outstanding matches, you also witnessed some amazing upsets, and welcomed the dawn of America’s future!
Let’s start with those we featured here and see how they performed:
Week 1 – Tornado Alicia Black: Unfortunately didn’t qualify for the main draw in singles and did not make it past the first round in doubles
Week 2 – Mallory Burdette: Did not qualify
Week 3 – Samantha Crawford: Lost in the first round of doubles
Week 4 – Victoria Duval: Did not compete. She’s undergoing chemo treatments
Week 5 – Sloane Stephens: Lost in the second round to Johanna Larsson
Week 6 – Taylor Townsend: Lost in the first round to Serena Williams, but has made it to the semis in mixed doubles
Week 7 – Bethanie Matteck-Sands: Did not compete due to injury
Week 8 – Coco Vandeweghe: Lost in the second round to Carla Suarez Navarro
Week 9 – Madison Keys: Lost in the second round to Aleksandra Krunic
Week 10 – Christina McHale: Made it to the second round in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles
Week 11 – Alison Riske: Lost in the first round to Anna Ivanovic
Week 12 – Vania King: Lost in the second round to Serena Williams
Week 13 – Varvara Lepchenko: Lost in the third round to Serena Williams
Week 14 – Shelby Rogers: Lost in the second round to Flavia Pennetta
Week 15 – Megan Moulton-Levy: Did not play singles, lost in the second round of doubles
It’s important to point out that a player has to be enormously talented just to make it to the first round in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. So getting to the second and third rounds is incredibly challenging when you are competing against the best players in the world. Kudos to those who succeeded!
Look for these rising stars:
Danielle Rose Collins is the first woman from the University of Virginia to win the NCAA singles championship
The Open continues this week with #1 ranked Serena Williams still challenging for the championship! It’s safe to say that the future of American (women’s) tennis is in good hands!