US Open 2021: 19 Australians in doubles draws
Australia is strongly represented in the US Open 2021 men's and women's doubles draws. Find out who our Aussie contenders play in the opening round ...
The draws for the US Open 2021 men’s and women’s doubles events are set – and they feature 19 Australian players.
There are 12 Australians competing in the men’s doubles competition.
John Peers and Slovak partner Filip Polasek are the No.8 seeds and begin their campaign against British duo Luke Bambridge and Ken Skupski.
While at least one Australian winner is guaranteed when all-Aussie combination Alex de Minaur and Matt Reid face compatriot John Millman and Brazilian Thiago Monteiro in the opening round.
Two players – Alexei Popyrin and James Duckworth – are making their US Open doubles debut. Popyrin is teaming with American Tommy Paul, while Duckworth is partnering fellow Australian Jordan Thompson. Both play seeded opponents in the opening round.
|US Open 2021
Men’s doubles, first round
| John Peers (AUS)/Filip Polasek (SVK)||v||Luke Bambridge (GBR)/Ken Skupski (GBR)|
|Luke Saville (AUS)/John-Patrick Smith (AUS)||v||Ricardas Berankis (LTU)/Benoit Paire (FRA)|
|Max Purcell (AUS)/Matthew Ebden (AUS)||v||Dusan Lajovic (SRB)/Brandon Nakashima (USA)|
|Alex de Minaur (AUS)/Matt Reid (AUS)||v||John Millman (AUS)/Thiago Monteiro (BRA)|
|Marc Polmans (AUS)/Jurgen Melzer (AUT)||v||Jeremy Chardy (FRA)/Fabrice Martin (FRA)|
|Alexei Popyrin (AUS)/Tommy Paul (USA)||v|| Jamie Murray (GBR)/Bruno Soares (BRA)|
|James Duckworth (AUS)/Jordan Thompson (AUS)||v|| Rohan Bopanna (IND)/Ivan Dodig (CRO)|
Seven Australians are competing in the women’s doubles competition.
Wimbledon semifinalists Storm Sanders and American Caroline Dolehide are the No.10 seeds, while recently crowned Cincinnati champions Sam Stosur and China’s Zhang Shuai are the No.14 seeds.
Stosur is a former champion in New York, winning the US Open women’s doubles title alongside American Lisa Raymond in 2005.
Ellen Perez and Czech partner Kveta Peschke are also seeded at No.16.
Meanwhile, Anastasia Rodionova makes her Grand Slam return alongside sister Arina Rodionova. The 39-year-old, who recently returned to the tour from maternity leave, last played a major tournament at Australian Open 2019.
|US Open 2021
Women’s doubles, first round
| Storm Sanders (AUS)/Caroline Dolehide (USA)||v||[WC] Lauren Davis (USA)/Ingrid Neel (USA)|
| Sam Stosur (AUS)/Zhang Shuai (CHN)||v||Jasmine Paolini (ITA)/Jil Teichmann (SUI)|
| Ellen Perez (AUS)/Kveta Peschke (CZE)||v||Ivana Jorovic (SRB)/Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove (NED)|
|Astra Sharma (AUS)/Hayley Carter (USA)||v||Tereza Martincova (CZE)/Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)|
|Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)/Arina Rodionova (AUS)||v|| Nicole Melichar (USA)/Demi Schuurs (NED)|
|Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS)/Andrea Petkovic (GER)||v||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)/Elena Rybakina (KAZ)|
The US Open begins today in New York (with play from 1am AEST on Tuesday 31 August).