US Open 2021: World No.1 Ash Barty’s projected path to her maiden US Open Final- All you need to know

US Open 2021 Draws- World No.1 Ash Barty’s projected path to her maiden US Open Final against Naomi Osaka/ Aryna Sabalenka- check out
US Open 2021 Draws- World No.1 Ash Barty’s projected path to her maiden US Open Final against Naomi Osaka/ Aryna Sabalenka- check out

US Open 2021 Draws- Ash Barty’s projected path to her maiden US Open Final- In form Ash Barty will look to add another title to her name when she kicks off her US Open 2021 campaign. The Wimbledon champion will begin her proceedings against Vera Zvonareva in the opening round. The 25-year-old is coming into the contest on the back of five straight wins at Cincinnati Masters in the US, including clinching the title in the finals against Angelique Kerber. Her real test will be during the later parts of the tournament as she is likely to take on former French Open champion Iga Swiatek, Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova and Naomi Osaka in the final.

“I think there was probably a part of me that was a little bit unsure of how this year would go for a couple of reasons. “One being, seven to eight months out of the tour last year, and two, being in a completely new adventure, a new scenario, a new feeling for me of being away from home for so long,” she told the WTA Insider after her Cincinnati win.

“I know the work that I’ve put in with my team. That’s where all the gold lies. That’s where all of our good stuff hides,” added Barty, who claimed the No.1 ranking for the first time in June, 2019.

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US Open 2021 Draws- World No. 1 Ash Barty’s projected path to her maiden US Open Final

Round 1: Vera Zvonareva

Round 2: Clara Tauson

Round 3: Veronika Kudermetova

Round 4: Ash Brady

Quarterfinals: Iga Swiatek

Semifinals: Karolina Pliskova

Final: Aryna Sabalenka/ Naomi Osaka

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

 

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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