Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world number four, will play a qualifier in the first round of the US Open tournament, the last Grand Slam of the year, according to the draw in New York on Thursday.
Halep, who won the Wimbledon title this summer, lost in the first round at last year's tournament in Flushing Meadows.
On the main singles draw there are three more Romanians: Sorana Cirstea, Monica Niculescu and Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Cirstea, world number 106, will play in the first round against Czech Katerina Siniakova, world number 38. Their head-to-head count is 2-0 favouring Cirstea, who defeated Siniakova in the …read more