At the other end of the spectrum, seven players have reached the main draw at a major for the first time. In the men’s draw, Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz has drawn Tennys Sandgren, while Carlos Taberner of Spain will face Stefanos Tsitsipas and Oscar Otte takes on Italy’s Matteo Berrettini.
Berrettini’s compatriot Deborah Chiesa will make her Grand Slam main-draw debut against Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic, while at least one qualifier is guaranteed to reach the second round when American Caroline Dolehide faces Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland in the opener. Barbora Krejcíkova makes her singles debut and it promises to be among the toughest assignments; she will face Czech countrywoman No.6 seed Karolina Pliskova, while big-serving Georgia Garcia Perez is slated to face last year’s semi-finalist Timea Bacsinszky.
Alexandra Dulgheru, the last player to clinch a qualifying spot by right, will take on Christina McHale of the United States. The withdrawal of the Romanian’s compatriot, Monica Niculescu, led to Arantxa Rus’s promotion to the main draw despite losing to Chiesa on Friday. Rus will face US Open champion Sloane Stephens, while on the men’s side Peter Polansky, Jurgen Zopp and Sergiy Stakhovsky all bagged a berth despite losses in the final round of qualifying.