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Who will emerge from crowded field of women's U.S. Olympic contenders?
The postponement of the 2020 Olympics has opened the door for other American players to snag one of the coveted four singles positions in 2021.
Published Jan 01, 2021
Americans Sofia Kenin, Serena, Madison Keys and Alison Riske led the heated race for a Team USA Olympic singles berth at the time of the tour shutdown last March. But the subsequent postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games has meant more time for other players to snag one of the four coveted singles positions.
Perhaps no player benefitted more than Jennifer Brady, who increased her ranking 25 spots since the tour's resumption, from No. 49 to No. 24 following her WTA Lexington title and US Open semifinal run.
Jennifer Brady at the 2020 US Open. (Getty Images)
There were 14 additional Americans ranked inside the Top 100 at the end of 2020. “It is incredibly unfortunate for the players that were in line in 2020 to qualify this summer,” said former Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Davenport. For those players within striking distance, each tournament in the first half of the 2021 season will pack an extra dose of pressure as the June 7 deadline (the Monday following Roland Garros) approaches.