The warm-up tournament of the world's top players to the Grand Slams begins this week.
The world's top tennis player with the status of a Grand Slam champion, chose to play in the lower tournament, namely WTA 250 Washington as a warm-up before the match in New York. The world's top tennis players are Emma Raducanu, Simona Halep, Sofia Kenin, Sloane Stephens, Victoria Azarenka, and Venus Williams.
And Serena Williams became a sparring partner for her sister, Venus, even though she didn't compete. However, the training of the two sisters is always in the spotlight and attracts attention and have even won 30 Grand Slam titles.
Unlike Raducanu to face Washington and defend his title, Raducau was seen accompanied by a new coach, namely former Russian tennis player, Dmitry Tusurnov. And this player-coach collaboration lasts at least until the US opens.
Since becoming the 2021 US Open champion, Raducanu ended the partnership with Andrew Richardson that had led him to the New York Championships, then chose Torben Beltz to be his coach and then it was his fifth month he ended the partnership.
And in addition to the 250 WTA tournament, there will also be an ATP 500 men's tournament that will only be participated by one player in the world's top ten, Audrey Rublev (ranked -8), with a total prize pool of around US$2 million who will compete with the Next Gen tennis player.
In the first seed, Rublev will compete with Denis Shapovalov, Alex De Minaur, and Karen Khachanov. The second seed, Hubert Hurkacz, was challenged by Frances Tiafoe as well as seniors, such as Grigor Dimitrov and Andy Murray.
Meanwhile, the world's top ten players will start their preparations by appearing in the ATP and WTA 1000 category tournaments in two weeks from August 8, namely WTA 1000 Toronto, ATP Masters 1000 Montreal, and ATP/WTA 1000. Cincinnati.