Qualifying draws set for US Open 2022
Maddison Inglis and Aleksandar Vukic lead the Australian charge in the US Open 2022 qualifying competitions.
Nine Australian players will contest the US Open 2022 qualifying singles competitions.
World No.135 Maddison Inglis leads a strong Australian contingent in the women’s qualifying singles draw. The 24-year-old from Perth, who will face Georgian Ekaterine Gorgodze in the opening round, is one of six Aussie contenders in the field.
They are all hoping to join fellow Australians Ajla Tomljanovic, Daria Saville and wildcard Jaimee Fourlis in the main draw for the final Grand Slam tournament of the season.
Astra Sharma, who successfully qualified in New York last year, begins her campaign against France’s Jessika Ponchet.
|US Open 2022
Women’s qualifying singles, first round
| Maddison Inglis (AUS)||135||v||Ekaterine Gorgodze (GEO)||146|
|Priscilla Hon (AUS)||168||v||Asia Muhammad (USA)||147|
|Astra Sharma (AUS)||191||v||Jessika Ponchet (FRA)||162|
|Lizette Cabrera (AUS)||229||v|| Olga Danilovic (SRB)||115|
|Seone Mendez (AUS)||262||v|| Clara Burel (FRA)||132|
|Kimberly Birrell (AUS)||327||v||Emina Bektas (USA)||228|
Ten Australians will contest the US Open 2022 men’s singles competition, led by world No.20 Alex de Minaur and Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios. They’ll be joined by Thanasi Kokkinakis, Alexei Popyrin, James Duckworth, John Millman, Jordan Thompson, Jason Kubler, Chris O’Connell and wildcard Rinky Hijikata.
A further three Australians – Aleksandar Vukic, Max Purcell and Marc Polmans – are hoping to join them through the qualifying competition.
The No.28-seeded Vukic, contesting his first tournament since Roland Garros, plays 19-year-old American wildcard Zachary Svadja.
Polmans, who has been sidelined since February, is using a protected ranking of world No.209 to enter. He plays Italian Francesco Passaro in the opening round.
|US Open 2022
Men’s qualifying singles, first round
| Aleksandar Vukic (AUS)||134||v||[WC] Zachary Svadja (USA)||306|
|Max Purcell (AUS)||210||v||Nikola Milojevic (SRB)||181|
|Marc Polmans (AUS)||608||v||Francesco Passaro (ITA)||148|
The qualifying competition begins in New York tonight, with play beginning from 1am AEST.
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