Follow the Road to the US Open


Now in its 16th season, the US Open Series is the five-week summer tennis season that links seven North American hard-court tournaments. We're recapping each week's results here, as the world’s best ATP and WTA stars compete from coast to coast on the road to the US Open.


20190819_WinstonSalem_RoadtoUSO_300x250Week 5: Winston-Salem Open, Winston-Salem, NC (Aug. 19-24)

Two top Americans—2018 finalist Steve Johnson and three-time semifinalist Sam Querrey—are returning to Winston-Salem in 2019. Top-20 players Borna Coric and Nikoloz Basilashvili are also in the player field, as is former world No. 4 Tomas Berdych, who is recovering from a back injury and is a wild card in the tournament. Late additions to the draw include two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray and rising stars Denis Shapovalov and Frances Tiafoe, who also received wild cards to compete in the event.

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20190809_Cincinnati_RoadtoUSO_300x250-3Week 4: Western & Southern Open
Winners: Madison Keys; Daniil Medvedev

No. 16 seed, Madison Keys ousted No. 4 Simona Halep in the Round of 16 before topping fellow Americans Venus Williams and Sofia Kenin and then Svetlana Kuznetsova, 7-5, 7-6, for the first Premier 5 title of her career. She also knocked off two-time Grand Slam singles champion Garbiñe Muguruza in the opening round.

The ninth-seeded Medvedev capped off a brilliant two weeks by defeating David Goffin, 7-6, 6-4, in the Cincinnati final for his first Masters 1000 title. Last week he advanced to his first Masters 1000 final, at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, falling to Rafael Nadal in the title match.

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Week 3: Rogers Cup - Montreal (ATP), Toronto (WTA)
Winners: Montreal - Rafael Nadal; Toronto - Bianca Andreescu

Teen sensation Andreescu secured her seventh victory over a WTA Top-10 player this season in Sunday's championship match, as No. 8 seed Serena Williams was forced to retire with a back injury in the final after four games, with the 19-year-old leading, 3-1.

In the men's final, Nadal steamrolled rising Russian Daniil Medvedev, seeded No. 8 as well, with the loss of just three games, 6-3, 6-0. The victory is Nadal's 35th Masters 1000 title.

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20190729_CitiOpen-SJ_RoadtoUSO_300x250Week 2: Citi Open, Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic
Winners: Citi Open - Nick Kyrgios; Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic - Zheng Saisai

In the nation's capital, Kyrgios lifted the men's trophy, beating No. 3 seed Daniil Medvedev in two tiebreak sets, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4), while in San Jose, China's Zheng Saisai capped off the week by winning her first WTA title, upsetting No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

The win over the Belarusian world No. 10 was Zheng's fourth over a seeded player in five matches in San José, as she also defeated No. 8 Danielle Collins, No. 4 Amanda Anisimova and No. 7 Maria Sakkari in the second through semifinal rounds.

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USOSRoad-Article_300x250_ATLWeek 1: BB&T Atlanta Open
Winner: Alex de Minaur

Twenty-year-old Australian Alex de Minaur made a splash in the first week of the US Open Series, which kicked off at the BB&T Atlanta Open. The No. 3 seed captured his second career title with a 6-3, 7-6 (2) victory over No. 2 seed, American Taylor Fritz.

De Minaur hit 19 winners to a sparkling eight unforced errors in the match, as Fritz totaled the same number of winners but also racked up 20 unforced.

Read the full recap here.