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U.S. leads all countries with 25 Americans in 2023 US Open singles draws

Haley Fuller | July 19, 2023

The United States has the most players on the 2023 US Open singles entry lists. Twenty-five Americans—14 women and 11 men—earned direct entry into the tournament, as announced by the USTA on Wednesday.

The women are led by No. 4 Jessica Pegula and No. 7 Coco Gauff, with 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens, 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, and major finalists Jennifer Brady, Danielle Collins and Madison Keys also expected to compete.


Brady is one of five women entering on a special ranking as a result of an injury hiatus. The former world No. 13 hasn’t played since retiring in the second round of the 2021 Western and Southern Open. She has been sidelined due to foot and knee injuries for the past two years, but is ready for a comeback. Brady won the first match of her comeback on Monday at the ITF World Tennis Tour $100,000 event in Granby, Canada.


Kenin, ranked No. 91, rounds out the U.S. women with direct entry. The 2020 Australian Open champion surged back into the Top 100 as a result of a third-round run at Wimbledon, from qualifying, where she upset Gauff in the first round. 

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The cutoff for the women’s field is No. 100 (as of the July 17 rankings), but three American women are among the first four alternates: Caroline Dolehide, Madison Brengle and Taylor Townsend.


Should one of the players on the entry list withdraw in the coming weeks, they are eligible for direct entry.


American Women in the 2022 US Open Field by Ranking (as of July 17)

Jessica Pegula - No. 4

Coco Gauff - No. 7

Jennifer Brady - No. 14 (SR)

Madison Keys - No. 16 

Bernarda Pera - No. 39

Sloane Stephens - No. 41

Alycia Parks - No. 47

Danielle Collins - No. 48

Lauren Davis - No. 54

Emma Navarro - No. 57

Peyton Stearns - No. 59

Caty McNally - No. 71

Claire Liu - No. 88

Sofia Kenin - No. 91

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Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe, ranked No. 9 and No. 10, respectively, will lead the American men—all 11 of whom are ranked in the Top 65. Tommy Paul and Sebastian Korda round out the Top 30, and Christopher Eubanks is hot on their heels at No. 31 after his heroics in the grass-court season: a title in Mallorca and run to the quarterfinals in his Wimbledon main-draw debut.


Reilly Opelka entered on a special ranking of No. 33 after a year-long hiatus due to a serious hip injury, followed by a wrist injury. He is a former world No. 17, and hasn’t competed since the 2022 Citi Open in Washington, D.C.


At the 2022 US Open, 13 men had direct entry into the singles draw, and five players reached the third round. Tiafoe was the only American left standing after the Round of 32 and made it all the way to the semifinals—the first American man to get that far since Andy Roddick in 2006.

He beat Rafael Nadal and Andrey Rublev on the way, before losing to eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz in a thrilling five-setter chronicled in the Netflix documentary series "Break Point."


The men’s direct entry cutoff for this year’s tournament was No. 96.


American Men in the 2022 US Open Field by Ranking (as of July 17)

Taylor Fritz - No. 9

Frances Tiafoe  - No. 10

Tommy Paul - No. 14

Sebastian Korda - No. 28

Christopher Eubanks - No. 31

Reilly Opelka - No. 33 (SR)

Ben Shelton - No. 39

J.J. Wolf - No. 47

Brandon Nakashima - No. 57

Mackenzie McDonald - No. 59

Marcos Giron - No. 62


The 2023 US Open main draw runs Monday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Sept. 10, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Individual tickets and ticket plans are on sale now at Ticketmaster. Fan Week, which features the US Open Qualifying Tournament, begins on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

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