The Guardian reports that defending US Open Champion
Emma Raducanu has been handed one of the toughest possible first-round draws at the US Open this year as she begins her title defence against the veteran Frenchwoman Alizé Cornet.
Cornet is ranked number 37 in the tournament and is one of highest ranked unseeded players in the draw. Cornet has been playing well.
Raducanu is ranked number 11. According to Forbes, the 19 year old Raducanu is the sixth highest paid tennis player in the world with earnings of $21.1 million: $3.1m on the court and $18m off the court.
Raducanu and Cornet will face one another Tuesday, August 30th, at 7 pm, New York time. It should be a great match.