Venus Williams will draw former world number 2 Paula Badosa in the first round of the US Open… with Coco Gauff to face qualifying as she begins her quest for glory at Flushing Meadows
Venus Williams will face Spaniard Paula Badosa, former world number 2, in the first round of the US Open.
The 43-year-old hasn’t reached the second round of her Grand Slam on home soil since 2019 and Williams now faces a tough task to enjoy an extended run at Flushing Meadows.
Meanwhile, Coco Gauff, the No. 6 seed who arrives in New York with high hopes of glory, will face a first-round qualifier.