Muguruza will open in front of Riske and Serena with Sharapova

Muguruza will open in front of Riske and Serena with Sharapova

The draw for the US Open women’s team left a clash with sparks, between two veterans: Serena Williams (37 years old) and Maria Sharapova (32). The two, champions of the four ‘greats’. The American aspires again to win her 24th Grand Slam and match the Margaret Court record, but in Toronto she retired injured from the final.

The tournament, in which Naomi Osaka defends title, is open. And several tennis players aspire to take away the Japanese number one, which will debut in front of the Russian Anna Blinkova.

Garbiñe Muguruza, in the process of rebuilding after leaving his coach Sam Sumyk, has the first rival to the American Alison Riske (36th) and in the third round Sloane Stephens appears.

Carla Suárez, doubt about physical problems, will be released against a previous tennis player. Sara Sorribes will play in the first round against Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit and Aliona Bolsova will face the Czech Barbora Strycova. Paula Badosa is one victory away from the final draw.

Barty, closer to number 1, after getting into the Birmingham final

The Australian Ashleigh Barty beat the Czech Barbora Strycova (6-4 and 6-4) and qualified for the final of the Birmingham tournament, so, lifting the title on Sunday, she will be number one of the WTA.

Barty, 22 years, recent champion in Roland Garros, would surpass the Japanese Naomi Osaka, in case of winning in the final of Birmingham, while, with a defeat, would stay two points in the ranking.

The current number two in the world possesses, after this triumph, 6,375 points, for the 6,377 of Osaka, which was eliminated in Birmingham in the second round. In case of not succeeding, Barty would have another opportunity to ascend to the first step next week in Eastbourne, last commitment before Wimbledon, although yes, to become number one there, would no longer be first seeded in the third Grand Slam of the season.

His opponent in the final will come out of the clash between the German Julia Goerges and the Croatian Petra Martic

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