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Hsieh is ranked 71st and has a history of inconsistency. But she’s 8-2 against top 10 players, including two wins over the reigning world No. 1 -- Simona Halep at Wimbledon in 2018, and Naomi Osaka at Miami in 2019. Rebecca Marino, a former top-40 player competing in a major tournament for the first time in eight years, was beaten by No. 19-seeded Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 7-5.
Serena Williams slumped to a 6-1, 3-6, 3-6 defeat at the hands of Victoria Azarenka in the semi-final of the US Open to crash out of the tournament. With the withdrawal, the American has now joined two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova and 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu. Earlier, top-ranked Australian player Ashleigh Barty had also revealed that she would miss the upcoming tournament in Rome.
Nishikori had earlier withdrew from the ongoing Western and Southern Open after being first diagnosed with the novel virus on August 17. Earlier, Belinda Bencic, Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal, Ashleigh Barty, Bianca Andreescu all pulled out of the US Open due to coronavirus fear. The US Open, which will be the first Grand Slam of the year for players amid COVID-19,is slated to be held from August 31 to September 13.
Despite fitness concerns and a title drought that stretches back to the 2017 Australian Open, bookmakers are backing Williams to match Margaret Court`s record haul and the New York crowds, as always, will be in her corner when play gets underway on Monday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.