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30 August 2021, 16:02

Sasnovich to start US Open campaign against Rybakina

MINSK, 30 August (BelTA) – The 141st edition of the US Open will kick off on the New York courts on 30 August, BelTA has learned.

World number 90 Aliaksandra Sasnovich, the first out of Belarusian participants in the event, will open her campaign against world number 20 Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan. Belarus' world number 19 Victoria Azarenka will play world number 60 Tereza Martincova of the Czech Republic. World number 2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus will face Serbia's world number 94 Nina Stojanovic.

Belarus' world number 53 Ilya Ivashka will take on world number 91 Tennys Sandgren of the United States. Belarus' world number 82 Egor Gerasimov will open against Poland's world number 13 Hubert Hurkacz.

The US Open 2021 prize money is $57.5 million. Winners in the men's and women's singles events will earn $2.5 million each. The competitions will complete on 12 September. Last year the US Open was won by Dominic Thiem of Austria and Naomi Osaka of Japan.

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