US Open 2021 Draws: 3 big players who can stop World No.1 Ash Barty from winning maiden US Open title

US Open 2021 Draws: 3 big players who can stop World No.1 Ash Barty from winning maiden US Open title; Osaka, Halep, Pliskova
US Open 2021 Draws: 3 big players who can stop World No.1 Ash Barty from winning maiden US Open title; Osaka, Halep, Pliskova

US Open 2021 Draws: 3 big players who can stop World No.1 Ash Barty: The highly-anticipated US Open Draws for men’s and women’s singles have been released. World No.1 and recently crowned Wimbledon champion Ash Barty will begin her quest for the US Open title against Vera Zvonareva. As per US Open Draws, the Australian could face the likes of Tauson, Kudermetova, Jennifer Brady, former French Open champion Iga Swiatek, Wimbledon 2021 finalist Karolina Pliskova and Aryna Sabalenka. The likes of Pliskova, Simona Halep, and 4-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka could stop her from achieving the silverware.

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Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)

Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova will look to avenge her defeat against Ash Barty in US Open. She has won 14 out of her last 22 matches in hard court events this year. The Czech tennis player has defeated Ash Barty twice, including US Open.

Pliskova vs Barty Head-To-Head Matches 

Year Name Round Surface Winning Player Losing Player Score
2021 Wimbledon F Grass Ashleigh Barty Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3
2021 Stuttgart QF Clay Ashleigh Barty Karolina Pliskova 2-6 6-1 7-5
2019 WTA Championships SF Hard Ashleigh Barty Karolina Pliskova 4-6 6-2 6-3
2019 Miami Masters F Hard Ashleigh Barty Karolina Pliskova 7-6(1) 6-3
2018 US Open R16 Hard Karolina Pliskova Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-4
2017 Wuhan QF Hard Ashleigh Barty Karolina Pliskova 4-6 7-6(3) 7-6(2)
2016 Nottingham QF Grass Karolina Pliskova Ashleigh Barty 7-6(2) 7-6(7)
2012 50k Nottingham, Wk. 24 SF Grass Ashleigh Barty Karolina Pliskova 2-6 6-3 7-6(6)

 

Naomi Osaka (Japan)

Defending champion Naomi Osaka is expected to give a tough fight to Ash Barty in US Open. She won two out of the last three US Open titles. The 23-year-old has a phenomenal win-loss ratio of 13:2 in hard court events in Tennis. She has won a couple of matches on hard court events.

Osaka vs Barty Head-To-Head Matches

Year Name Round Surface Winning Player Losing Player Score
2019 Beijing F Hard Naomi Osaka Ashleigh Barty 3-6 6-3 6-2
2018 Nottingham SF Grass Ashleigh Barty Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-4
2018 Australian Open R32 Hard Naomi Osaka Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-2
2014 Acapulco QF Hard Ashleigh Barty Naomi Osaka 6-2 6-4

 

Simona Halep (Romania)

Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep can prevent Ash Barty to win the US Open title. She has already defeated her twice in Head-to-Head competitions. She has won 8 out of her 11 hard-court matches in 2011.

Halep vs Barty Head-To-Head Matches

Year Name Round Surface Winning Player Losing Player Score
2021 Adelaide SF Hard Ashleigh Barty Simona Halep Upcoming
2019 Madrid Masters QF Clay Simona Halep Ashleigh Barty 7-5 7-5
2019 Sydney R16 Hard Ashleigh Barty Simona Halep 6-4 6-4
2018 Cincinnati Masters R16 Hard Simona Halep Ashleigh Barty 7-5 6-4
2018 Canadian Masters SF Hard Simona Halep Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-1

 

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Iga Swiatek (Poland)

The former Roland Garros champion boasts of a strong record at hard-court events in 2021. Swiatek has won 11 out of her last 16 matches. She has played only one match against Ash Barty that she lost in straight sets. However, She can give stiff competition to any tennis player once she starts on her winning notes.

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