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Team USA 

Fills the 2017 US Open Draw 

Erin Maher  |  August 25, 2017
<h1>Team USA </h1>
<h2>Fills the 2017 US Open Draw </h2>

The draw for the 2017 US Open was announced on Friday, with 42 members of Team USA filling the draw – the most of any nation and the most for the U.S. at a US Open since 2004.


In all, 19 men and 23 women will compete in their home country during the final Grand Slam of the season, vying for the title and silver Tiffany trophy.  The 19 men are the most since 2012 and the 23 women are the most since 2005.


Top American man John Isner, seeded No. 10, enters the tournament after a sizzling summer on U.S. soil. The North Carolina native claimed the titles in both Newport and Atlanta and made a deep run in Cincinnati before falling to Grigor Dimitrov in the semifinals. His first match in New York will be against world No. 64 Pierre-Hughes Herbert  


Joining Isner will be Jack Sock, seeded No. 13, who will face Australia’s Jordan Thompson in the first round, and No. ADVERTISEMENT 17 seed Sam Querrey, who made a remarkable run into the semifinals on the London lawns of Wimbledon, who will play a to-be-determined qualifying player. 


Wild-card entrant Christopher Eubanks will face Israel’s Dudi Sela in his main-draw debut; Steve Johnson will play Nicolas Almagro of Spain; young American wild card Tommy Paul will face Japan’s Taro Daniel; and the highest-ranked 20-and-under American Jared Donaldson will spar with world No. 60 Nikoloz Basilashvili in his first-round match. 


Ernesto Escobedo, Donald Young, and wild card Patrick Kypson are all scheduled against qualifying players, still to be determined. 


Five young American men will see challenging first-round battles. 


ATP NextGen contender Frances Tiafoe will be playing the Maestro himself, No. 3 seed and five-time US Open champion Roger Federer. Tennys Sandgren, who reached a career high of 100 earlier this summer, will square off against No. 2 seed and 2008 US Open champion Andy Murray, and wild card Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, who claimed the NCAA singles title earlier this year, will start his first US Open campaign against No. 23 seed Mischa Zverev. 


American Ryan Harrison, who has come into his own in 2017, with a run to the final in Atlanta, will play No. 15 seed Tomas Berdych in Round 1. And 23-year-old Bjorn Fratangelo, who earlier this year made it to five Challenger quarterfinals, is slated to play big-serving Ivo Karlovic.


The women’s side sees three all-American matches at the advent of the tournament.


No. 20 seed CoCo Vandeweghe – one of four American seeds, the most of any nation, will face compatriot Alison Riske in Round 1. Vandeweghe’s matchup marks one of many Americans she has played this summer, including a win over Christina McHale in Birmingham, England, and falling to Madison Keys in the final at Stanford and the first round in Cincinnati.


The second American matchup sees wild card Kayla Day competing against world No. 60 Shelby Rogers and No. 32 seed Lauren Davis battling it out against US Open Wild Card Challenge winner Sofia Kenin. 


Top American woman and No. 9 seed Venus Williams will face a to-be-determined qualifier in the first round, and Keys, seeded No. 20, will face world No. 46 Elise Mertens of Belgium. 


Americans slated to play seeded players include McHale’s first-round match against No. 19 seed Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, and Varvara Lepchenko going up against 2017 Wimbledon champion and No. 3 seed Garbiñe Muguruza.


Wild card Ashley Kratzer will scuffle with Germany’s Tatjana Maria; NCAA singles champion and wild-card recipient Brienne Minor will go head-to-head with Ons Jabeur; and former junior standout and wild card Taylor Townsend will play Ana Bogdan. 


Sloane Stephens, 24, who recently returned to the circuit after being sidelined for 11 months due to a wrist injury, will face 2015 US Open finalist Roberta Vinci of Italy on her first match in Flushing Meadows. Stephens enters as one of the hottest players on tour, having reached the semifinals in Toronto and Cincinnati.


Other Team USA women’s matches in the first round include CiCi Bellis versus Japan’s Nao Hibino; Julia Boserup against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus;  Jennifer Brady squaring off against Germany’s Andrea Petkovic; and Madison Brengle playing Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium. 


American women who qualified into the main draw included Nicole Gibbs, Allie Kiick, Danielle Lao, Claire Liu and Sachia Vickery. On the men’s side, JC Aragone, Evan King and Tim Smyczek all won three matches to qualify.


Americans in 2017 US Open Main Draw 


Men’s Draw


John Isner [10]

Jack Sock [13]

Sam Querrey [17]

JC Aragone (qualifier)

Jared Donaldson

Ernesto Escobedo

Christopher Eubanks (wild card)

Bjorn Fratangelo (wild card)

Taylor Fritz (wild card)

Ryan Harrison 

Steve Johnson

Evan King (qualifier)

Thai-Son Kwiatkowski

Patrick Kypson (wild card)

Tommy Paul (wild card)

Tennys Sandgren

Tim Smyczek (qualifier)

Frances Tiafoe

Donald Young 


Women’s Draw


Venus Williams [9]

Madison Keys [15]

CoCo Vandeweghe [20]

Lauren Davis [32]

Catherine Bellis

Julia Boserup

Jennifer Brady

Madison Brengle

Kayla Day (wild card)

Nicole Gibbs (qualifier)

Sofia Kenin (wild card)

Allie Kiick (qualifier)

Ashley Kratzer (wild card)

Danielle Lao (qualifier)

Varvara Lepchenko

Claire Liu (qualifier)

Christina McHale

Brienne Minor (wild card)

Alison Riske

Shelby Rogers

Sloane Stephens

Taylor Townsend (wild card)

Sachia Vickery (qualifier)


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