The final draw of the US Open 2021 will kick off at 5 p.m. KST on Monday. The organizers hit hard for this first day with the entry into the running of several contenders for the final title. Winner in 2018 and 2020, Naomi Osaka will have the honors of the night sessions at Arthur Ashe Stadium against Marie Bouzkova. The No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka will start on Louis Armstrong against Nina Stojanovic. Simona Halep foiled Camila Giorgi. We can also follow the debut of Cori Gauff at Flushing Meadows. On the French side, the three best French chances will be on the lessons on Monday. Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia and Alizé Cornet will be respectively opposed to Johanna Konta, Harriet Dart and Ons Jabeur.

Her first lap was far from easy, but Simona Halep pulled it off in two tight innings against recent Montreal winner Camila Giorgi (6-4, 7-6), her second victory over the Italian. On the Grandstand, the former world No. 1 struggled to conclude but remained solid on important points. Kristina Kucova will be her opponent in the second round.

Defending champion Naomi Osaka is not a favorite for the 2021 US Open. Prematurely defeated at the Olympic Games and then at Cincinnati, the No. 3 seed will have to prove that she is still one of the very best in New York. She will start her tournament against Marie Bouzkova, whom she has already beaten. the Australian Open last year. The No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka will play the night session on Louis Armstrong against Serbian Nina Stojanovic, whom she has never faced before. Winner of the Chicago tournament this week, Elina Svitolina will have to move quickly since she will be on the courts this Monday evening against the Canadian Rebecca Marino. The latter proved to be at the Rogers Cup and spent her three qualifying rounds at Flushing Meadows.

It had been two years since she had experienced the adrenaline rush of a final on the WTA Tour. The Niçoise Alizé Cornet, will not have succeeded in winning the final of the Chicago tournament against Elina Svitolina but will have recovered points and confidence. She will have to recover quickly from this trying week since she will have a lot to do on Monday against the No. 20 seed Ons Jabeur. Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia will both face opponents from Britain in the first round. The first will face Johanna Konta, whom she has beaten three times in as many confrontations. Garcia will be opposed to Harriet Dart, who went through the qualifications.

The young Cori Gauff will start her tournament against Magda Linette at the start of the day on the Louis Armstrong. On Arthur Ashe Stadium, the opening match will be between two Americans: Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys.

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