Serena Williams is looking to become the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1988 to win all four Grand Slams in a single season.

The women’s final at the 2015 U.S. Open sold out faster than the men’s final for what is believed to be the first time in tournament history, as noted by Darren Rovell of ESPN. And it’s easy to see why. Sure, men’s tennis is just as compelling as its ever been with Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray at the top, but the women’s side has a truly dominant force who is chasing history every time she takes the court: world No. 1 Serena Williams.

Williams has been going at it for a long time at this point, but the 33-year-old has shown no signs of slowing down. This year’s U.S. Open gets underway on Monday, Aug. 31 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 13. The women’s final is set for Saturday, Sept. 12, and if Williams happens to play in and win that match, she’ll be the first woman to win all four Grand Slams in a single season since Steffi Graf did it in 1988.

Speaking of Graf, another singles title for Williams would give her 22 Grand Slam wins in her career, tying her with Graf for second place on the all-time majors list. It would also pull Williams even closer to Margaret Court, who sits in first place with 24 Grand Slam titles.

All eyes will be on Williams, but it will be an interesting draw regardless. By the fourth round, Williams has potential matches against players like Sloane Stephens, Agnieszka Radwanska and Madison Keys. All of those players could also be in the discussion to make the finals themselves, along with the staples like Victoria Azarenka and Simona Halep. Still, Williams has to be the overwhelming favorite.

Below, we’ve got the full women’s singles draw and the full schedule, updated daily with results.




Bracket taken from official U.S. Open website here.

Full schedule (all times ET)

Day 1, Monday, Aug. 31

Women’s singles first round (ranked matches listed, for a complete list of matches, click here)

Arthur Ashe Stadium, beginning at 11 a.m.

Dominika Cibulkova def. No. 7 Ana Ivanovic, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
No. 23 Venus Williams vs. Monica Puig
No. 1 Serena Williams vs. Vitalia Diatchenko

Louis Armstrong Stadium, beginning at 11 a.m.

No. 29 Sloane Stephens vs. Coco Vandeweghe
Daria Kasatkina (replacing No. 3 Maria Sharapova) vs. Daria Gavrilova

Grandstand, beginning at 11 a.m.

No. 8 Karolina Pliskova vs. Anna Tatishvili
No. 19 Madison Keys vs. Klara Koukalova

Court 5, beginning at 11 a.m.

No. 12 Belinda Bencic vs. Sesil Karatantcheva

Court 6, beginning at 11 a.m.

Mariana Duque-Marino def. Sofia Kenin, 6-3, 6-1
No. 10 Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Denisa Allertova

Court 7, beginning at 11 a.m.

Jessica Pegula def. Alison Van Uytvanck, 7-5, 6-3
No. 30 Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Kristina Mladenovic

Court 10, beginning at 11 a.m.

Anett Kontaveit def. Casey Dellacqua, 7-5, 6-2
Daniela Hantuchiva vs. Misaki Doi

Court 11, beginning at 11 a.m.

No. 15 Agnieszka Radwanska def. Katerina Siniakova, 6-2, 6-3

Court 12, beginning at 11 a.m.

No. 13 Ekaterina Makarova def. Teliana Pereira, 6-3, 6-3

Court 13, beginning at 11 a.m.

No. 21 Jelena Jankovic vs. Oceane Dodin

Court 14, beginning at 11 a.m.

No. 17 Elina Svitolina vs. Elizaveta Kulichkova

Court 15, beginning at 11 a.m.

No. 31 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Magdalena Rybarikova

Court 16, beginning at 11 a.m.

Bojana Jovanovski def. Lara Arruabarrena, 6-2, 6-2

Court 17, beginning at 11 a.m.

Lauren Davis def. Heather Watson, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0)
No. 25 Eugenie Bouchard vs. Alison Riske

Day 2, Tuesday, Sept. 1

Women’s singles first round (schedule available after Day 1)

Day 3, Wednesday, Sept. 2

Women’s singles second round (winners from Day 1)

Day 4, Thursday, Sept. 3

Women’s singles second round (Winners from Day 2)

Day 5, Friday, Sept. 4

Women’s singles third round (Winners from Day 3)

Day 6, Saturday, Sept. 5

Women’s singles third round (Winners from Day 4)

Day 7, Sunday, Sept. 6

Women’s singles Round of 16 (Winners from Day 5)

Day 8, Monday, Sept. 7

Women’s singles Round of 16 (Winners from Day 6)

Day 9, Tuesday, Sept. 8

Women’s singles quarterfinals (Winners from Day 7)

Day 10, Wednesday, Sept. 9

Women’s singles quarterfinals (Winners from Day 8)

Day 11, Thursday, Sept. 10

Women’s singles semifinals

Day 12, Friday, Sept 11


Day 13, Saturday, Sept. 12

Women’s singles finals

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