The 18-year-old is looking forward to her first Grand Slam victory at Flushing Meadows by reaching the final of the 2022 French Open earlier this year.
Emma Radukanu also told many pre-tournament stories when she returned as the defending champion but the young Brit was defeated in her first round by world No. 40 Alize Cornet.
Radukanu had hoped to repeat the success she had in 2021 but fell at the first hurdle and has now dropped to No. 84 in the WTA world rankings.
However, there is another young man who hopes to achieve the impossible.
Corey “Coco” Gauff, 18, is looking to capture her first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows as she already reached the final of the French Open earlier this year.
Gauff easily passed her first round and will now face Elena-Gabriela Rousse in the second round of her home grand slam.
Here’s everything you need to know about who the American teenage star will face in the second round, as well as when and what time the match will take place.:
Who is Coco Gauff playing in the second round of the US Open?
Romania’s Elena-Gabriela Rousse will face Coco Gauff in the second round of the 2022 US Open.
Gauff defeated her first-round opponent Leolia Zhanjan in two rounds 6-2 6-3 and will now face the world No. 101.
Rousse has so far reached the second round of the Australian Open this year and holds one WTA title as well as six ITF titles.
The pair faced each other in the first round of Wimbledon earlier this year, and the American prevailed over the Romanian, winning 2-6 6-3 7-5.
When is Coco Gauff’s US Open second round match?
Gauff will play his second round match on Day 3 of the 2022 US Open on Wednesday 31 August.
The pair will meet at the appointed time at 19:00 Moscow time at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Times are subject to change depending on how long previous matches take.
Coco Gauff tournament odds
Coco Gauff’s odds of winning the tournament are currently 14/1 (courtesy of Sporting Index), while world No. 1 Iga Sviatek is the clear favorite for the tournament.
The Polish star currently has a 15/4 chance of winning (bet365).
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