The 2019 US Open qualifiers will now be held over five days instead of the previous four days.
This year’s US Open will see its qualifying tournament last from August 19 to August 23, before the competition begins two days later. According to the official US Open website, this change has been made to allow “greater flexibility in scheduling”, and “allow for more scheduling windows in case of inclement weather that week”.
128 men and women feature in the US Open qualifiers and 16 from each section will qualify to the main draw of the tournament. There will be three rounds of the qualifiers.
Interestingly, the US Open qualifiers offers $3 million in total prize money, which makes it the fifth largest competition in the country.
The US Open main draw will kick-start from Monday, August 26 and will go on till September 8, culminating into men’s singles final as Novak Djokovic looks to defend his title.
Last year, Karolina Muchova was the only qualifier on either side of the draw to reach as far as the third round of the competition.
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