Aussie hopefuls fall at final hurdle of US Open qualifying
Priscilla Hon, Lizette Cabrera and Jaimee Fourlis went down in the final round of US Open qualifying on Friday, while John Millman bowed out of Winston-Salem.
Australia’s US Open main-draw contingent will remain at 11 after the nation’s last remaining players lost in US Open qualifying on Friday.
Priscilla Hon, Jamiee Fourlis and Lizette Cabrera all fell at the last hurdle at Flushing Meadows, but nevertheless enjoyed impressive week at Flushing Meadows.
Hon was defeated by Czech Denisa Allertova 6-3 7-5, while Fourlis — who had reached the third round of US Open qualifying for the second straight year — went down to Slovak Jana Cepelova 6-4 6-2.
Cabrera, who recently won her biggest career title at the ITF 80K tournament in Granby, Canada, was beaten by Kazakh Elena Rybakina 7-6(5) 6-3.
At the ATP 250 event in Winston-Salem, John Millman bowed out with a 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4 loss to Steve Johnson in the quarterfinals.
Millman and Johnson — who next faces Benoit Paire for a place in the final — had failed to get on court due to the weather on Thursday.
In New York, the Australian world No.61 will play second seed Rafael Nadal in the opening round.
Millman reached the US Open quarters last year after knocking out five-time champion Roger Federer in the last 16.