Over the past nine years we have witnessed the rise of many WTA stars as well as the comeback of players who have dropped in the rankings including former #4 in the world Johanna Konta.  There are 27 players competing in the main draw of the US Open this year whom you have seen compete right here in Las Vegas!  Six of these players had to battle through the qualifying rounds with the other 21 receiving direct entry into the main draw.

 

Elise Mertens

 

Just two years ago you watched Elise Mertens compete at the 2016 Red Rock Pro Open when she finished the year ranked 120 in the world.  Despite only winning one WTA singles title in 2017 she was still able to move up the rankings to finish at #35.  Elise has been playing her best tennis in 2018 winning three WTA titles and just recently knocking off the 2017 US Open champion Sloan Stevens in the Western & Southern Open to reach the quarterfinals in Cincinnati. She enters into the US Open this year currently ranked #15 in the world!

Here is the complete of players competing in the 2018 US Open along with their current singles ranking and years that they competed here in Las Vegas. You can click on their names to view profiles.

 

Elise Mertens (BEL) #15 2016

Coco Vandeweghe (USA) #25 2009, 2013

Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) #39 2016

Camila Giorgi (ITA) #40 2010, 2011

Timea Babos (HUN) #42 2011, 2014

Johanna Konta (AUS) #46 2009

Sorana Cirstea (ROU) #51 2010

Monica Puig (PUR) #55 2010, 2011

Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) #58 2011, 2013

Sofia Kenin (USA) #65 2016

Jennifer Brady (USA) #66 2014, 2015

Tatjana Maria (GER) #70 2014

Taylor Townsend (USA) #73 2013, 2015, 2016

Alison Riske (USA) #75 2009, 2011, 2012

Sachia Vickery (USA) #78 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) #84 2017

Kateryna Bonderenko (UKR) #86 2014

Bernarda Pera (USA) #92 2014

Kurumi Nara (JPN) #99 2011

Arantxa Rus (NED) #110 2015

Nicole Gibbs (USA) #115 2009, 2015

Laura Siegemund (GER) #146 2009, 2010, 2011

Julia Glushko (ISR) #162 2009

Marie Bouzkova (CZE) #170 2016, 2017

Francesca Di Lorenzo (USA) #193 2017

Asia Muhammed (USA) #216 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Danielle Lao (USA) #238 2010