The current champion defends title in the last Grand Slam of the season. He returns to the slopes after his retirement at Roland Garros due to mental health reasons
Naomi Osaka returns to the tennis courts to defend her 2020 title. Her return to a Grand Slam after her retirement at Roland Garros will have as her first rival Marie Bouzkova , the young Czech of 23 years and 86 of the world ranking.
Beyond that, Osaka could face 17-year-old American Coco Gauff , whom she beat in New York in 2019 and lost at Melbourne Park in 2020, or three-time Grand Slams champion German Angelique Kerber in the fourth round. Osaka , who comes in as a third seed , is the reigning champion at the US Open , one of her four major titles, all of which have come on hard court .
Possible women’s quarter-final pairings according to seeds would be the Australian Ashleigh Ash Barty (1), champion of Wimbledon, against the Polish Iga Swiatek (7), champion of Roland Garros. While Czech Karolina Pliskova , fourth seed, could face Canadian Bianca Andreescu (6); Osaka against the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (5); and the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka , second favorite, against the Czech Barbora Krejcikova (8).