Preview/Schedule for Day One 2023 US Open including Swiatek, Tsitsipas-Raonic and Gauff

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Monday, 28 August 2023 at 21:21
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The last Grand Slam of the season is set to start on Monday, August 28, as the US Open gets going at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow Corona Park, New York. 
The schedule for Day One of the US Open has been confirmed, with the likes of world No. 1 Iga Swiatek taking to the courts.
The first matches are set to take place at 11:00 am EDT, which is 17:00 CET and 16:00 BST.

Iga Swiatek to start US Open campaign

All of the opening matches are expected to get underway at around 11:00 am EDT except for Swiatek's first-round match at the Arthur Ashe Stadium which is set to begin at around 12:00 pm local time.
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The 2022 US Open champion will be looking to defend her title, and her campaign to do this will begin with a match against world No. 92 Rebecca Peterson.
The 22-year-old will also be trying to maintain her place at the top of the WTA Ranking despite the challenges from world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka, who doesn't play her opening match until Wednesday.

High hopes for Gauff on home soil

Moreover, Coco Gauff is set to begin her US Open bid at Arthur Ashe Stadium later in the day against Laura Siegemund. The world No. 6 is coming into the New York major after a hugely successful month on the North American swing, winning the WTA 500 DC Open before securing the WTA 1000 Cincinnati Open title.
This means that many of the home fans will be supporting Gauff to win the tournament, which would be the 19-year-old's first Grand Slam title. However, her opponent Siegemund leads their head-to-head 1-0 on hard-courts, meaning it should be an interesting match.
Between Swiatek and Gauff's respective matches, world No. 10 Frances Tiafoe will face Learner Tien at Arthur Ashe, meaning two out of three matches in the main stadium will feature an American player.
Christopher Eubanks and Jennifer Brady are among the other Americans playing on Monday, taking to Grandstand and Court 5 respectively. The former has achieved a meteoric rise over the last few months after winning the Mallorca Championships and reaching the quarter-final of Wimbledon. He enters the US Open as the 28th seed.
Meanwhile, Brady is returning to the US Open for the first time in three years, having missed the Slam in 2021 and 2022 due to injury.

Tsitsipas to face Raonic despite uncertainty

Seventh seed Stefanos Tsitsipas is set to face 2016 Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic at the Louis Armstrong Stadium. This clash comes after the Canadian said he wasn't sure if he would even play at the US Open following his comeback to the sport a few months ago.
The 32-year-old's aggressive style should serve him well, but many are predicting that Tsitsipas, who reached the Australian Open final earlier this year, will take the victory here.

Former champions playing on first day

Aside from defending champion Swiatek, the first day of the US Open will also see some of its other former champions take to the court.
Although there are several past victors playing at the tournament, it is Sloane Stephens and Dominic Thiem who will be in action on the first day. Stephens won the US Open in 2017, defeating Madison Keys in an all-American final. She will face Beatriz Haddad Maia in her opening round at the Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Meanwhile, 2020 US Open champion Thiem lifted the trophy at Flushing Meadows after he ousted Alexander Zverev in a five-set thriller. The Austrian will open his 2023 campaign against Alexander Bublik on Grandstand.
Both Stephens and Thiem have yet to win another Slam since their respective victories in New York and are unseeded at this year's tournament.
Another big name playing on Monday is 2022 Wimbledon champion and world No. 4 Elena Rybakina, who will face Marta Kostyuk on Grandstand. The Kazakhstani player will be looking to secure a second victory at a major after failing to defend her SW19 title last month.

Ruud, Rune, Sakkari and Kvitova among the rest

Court 17, the venue's fourth-largest stadium, will host the matches of Maria Sakkari, Casper Ruud, Tommy Paul, and Petra Kvitova on its opening day. All of them are expected to progress through to the second round.
Over on Court 5, fourth seed Holger Rune will face Roberto Carballés Baena in his first match. Some fans have expressed confusion over why the world No. 4 has been put on the fifth most important court, but he is predicted to win the match as long as his recent difficulties with a back injury don't re-emerge. On Court 12, world No. 10 Karolina Muchova will face Storm Hunter. 
America's Ben Shelton and Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime will also play on Monday, with the former facing Pedro Cachin on Court 10 and the latter facing Mackenzie McDonald on Court 5.

2023 US Open Day One Schedule

Monday, August 28, 2023
Day 1
Arthur Ashe Stadium Starts At 12:00 PM
R128Iga SwiatekVSRebecca Peterson
R128Learner TienVSFrances Tiafoe
R128Laura SiegemundVSCoco Gauff
Louis Armstrong Stadium Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Victoria AzarenkaVSFiona Ferro
R128Sloane StephensVSBeatriz Haddad Maia
R128Steve JohnsonVSTaylor Fritz
R128Stefanos TsitsipasVSMilos Raonic
Grandstand Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Alexander BublikVSDominic Thiem
R128Danielle CollinsVSLinda Fruhvirtova
R128Elena RybakinaVSMarta Kostyuk
R128Soonwoo KwonVSChristopher Eubanks
Court 4 Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Ilya IvashkaVSJuan Manuel Cerundolo
R128Kaja JuvanVSElisabetta Cocciaretto
R128Panna UdvardyVSAjla Tomljanovic
R128Sho ShimabukuroVSHugo Gaston
Court 5 Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Varvara GrachevaVSTaylor Townsend
R128Roberto Carballes BaenaVSHolger Rune
R128Kimberly BirrellVSJennifer Brady
R128Felix Auger-AliassimeVSMackenzie McDonald
Court 6 Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Magdalena FrechVSEmma Navarro
R128Jakub MensikVSGregoire Barrere
R128Elise MertensVSMirjam Bjorklund
R128Hugo DellienVSBorna Gojo
Court 7 Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Kamilla RakhimovaVSBelinda Bencic
R128Anhelina KalininaVSSara Sorribes Tormo
R128Zachary SvajdaVSFrancisco Cerundolo
R128Quentin HalysVSBenjamin Bonzi
Court 8 Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Sebastian OfnerVSNuno Borges
R128Yuriko Lily MiyazakiVSMargarita Betova
R128Jiri VeselyVSEnzo Couacaud
Court 9 Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Adrian MannarinoVSYosuke Watanuki
R128Lin ZhuVSMayar Sherif
R128Aslan KaratsevVSJiri Lehecka
R128Anna KalinskayaVSKaterina Siniakova
Court 10 Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Pedro CachinVSBen Shelton
R128Bernarda PeraVSVeronika Kudermetova
R128Miomir KecmanovicVSJuan Pablo Varillas
R128Alize CornetVSElina Avanesyan
Court 11 Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Clervie NgounoueVSDaria Saville
R128Marcos GironVSAlejandro Davidovich Fokina
R128Marton FucsovicsVSSebastian Korda
R128Kayla DayVSSorana Cirstea
Court 12 Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Karolina MuchovaVSStorm Hunter
R128Lauren DavisVSDanka Kovinic
R128Laslo DjereVSBrandon Nakashima
R128Bernabe Zapata MirallesVSEthan Quinn
Court 13 Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Jeffrey John WolfVSZhizhen Zhang
R128Lorenzo MusettiVSTitouan Droguet
R128Aliaksandra SasnovichVSMagda Linette
R128Jelena OstapenkoVSJasmine Paolini
Court 14 Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Richard GasquetVSFabian Marozsan
R128Katie VolynetsVSXinyu Wang
R128Julia GrabherVSXiyu Wang
R128Dominic StrickerVSAlexei Popyrin
Court 15 Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Anna-Karolina SchmiedlovaVSKateryna Baindl
R128Rinky HijikataVSPavel Kotov
R128Roman SafiullinVSMarco Cecchinato
R128Olivia GadeckiVSMirra Andreeva
Court 17 Starts At 11:00 AM
R128Rebeka MasarovaVSMaria Sakkari
R128Casper RuudVSEmilio Nava
R128Tommy PaulVSStefano Travaglia
R128Petra KvitovaVSCristina Bucsa

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