Nine Australians set to contest US Open 2023 qualifying competition
James Duckworth, Kimberly Birrell and Olivia Gadecki lead the Australian charge in the US Open 2023 qualifying competition.
The men’s and women’s qualifying singles draws are set for US Open 2023.
World No.112 Kimberly Birrell spearheads a six-strong Australian contingent in the women’s qualifying singles competition.
The 25-year-old Birrell, competing in New York for the second time in her career, begins her qualifying campaign against Leyre Romero Gormaz, a 21-year-old Spaniard making her US Open debut.
Jaimee Fourlis faces the experienced Vera Zvonareva in the opening round. The 38-year-old Russian is former world No.2 and was a US Open finalist in 2010.
|US Open 2023
Women’s qualifying singles, first round
| Kimberly Birrell (AUS)||112||v||Leyre Romero Gormaz (ESP)||198|
|Olivia Gadecki (AUS)||139||v||Harmony Tan (FRA)||221|
|Arina Rodionova (AUS)||157||v|| Marina Bassols Ribera (ESP)||137|
|Jaimee Fourlis (AUS)||187||v||Vera Zvonareva||672|
|Astra Sharma (AUS)||194||v||Marina Melnikova||829|
|Priscilla Hon (AUS)||207||v|| Olga Danilovic (SRB)||109|
James Duckworth leads the Australian charge in the men’s qualifying singles competition.
The 31-year-old, who is hoping to compete in the US Open main draw for the eighth time in his career, is the No.12 seed. Duckworth meets American Trevor Svajda, a 17-year-old wildcard making his Grand Slam-level debut, in the opening round.
John Millman, who has used a protected ranking of No.207 to enter, is contesting his first tournament since February. The 34-year-old, a former quarterfinalist in New York, has drawn world No.110 Alejandro Tabilo, a 26-year-old from Chile, in his comeback match.
|US Open 2023
Men’s qualifying singles, first round
| James Duckworth (AUS)||112||v||[WC] Trevor Svajda (USA)||1410|
|Marc Polmans (AUS)||175||v||Nicholas David Ionel (ROU)||221|
|John Millman (AUS)||326||v|| Alejandro Tabilo (CHI)||110|
The qualifying competition begins in New York tonight, with play beginning from 1am AEST.
Players need to win three matches to qualify. If they successfully do so, they will join 12 Australians in the main draw.
World No.13 Alex de Minaur is among nine Australians already in the men’s singles main draw, while 2022 quarterfinalist Ajla Tomljanovic leads the Aussie charge in the women’s singles event.
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