I had no idea Jessica Pegula had had such a big 2022 that she's now seeded (and ranked) 3rd here at the AO. Everyone is light-years behind Swiatek in the rankings, but Pegula's 2022 included 3x GS quarterfinals and 2 tournament wins:
Madrid (May): Final, to Jabeur (8), +650
Rome (May): R16, to Sabalenka (3), +105
French Open: QF, to Swiatek (1), +430
Wimbledon: R3, to Martic (80), +130
DC (August): R16, to Saville (88), +30
Toronto (August): SF, to Halep (15), +350
Cincinnati (August): QF, to Garcia (35), +190
US Open: QF, to Swiatek (1), +430
San Diego (Oct): SF, to Swiatek (1), +185
Guadalajara (Oct): Champion, over Sakkari (4), +900
WTA Finals (Nov): 0-3 in RR, to Sabalenka (7), Sakkari (5) and Jabeur (2)
United Cup (Jan): 4-1 in team play; beat Swiatek, +500
That's a pretty consistent level of performance, good for 5000 ranking points and the #3 rank. The biggest knock on her might be that she's the daughter of the Buffalo Bills owners. If you think that's a tough thing to hold against her, just watch me!
...it also escaped me that Coco Gauff was the #1-ranked Doubles player for about a month in late summer last year; Pegula is, of course, her usual doubles partner, and they ended the year ranked #3 as a pairing.
Anyway, for American women, both Gauff (vs #17 Ostapenko) and Pegula (vs #20 Krejcikova) are favored to win their R16 matches, and qualifier Volynets has her R3 shot vs #23 Zhang tonight, at 9pm ET.
On the Men's side, Americans took some big Ls last night, including Nadal-killer McDonald (straight sets to #31 Yishikori) and of course #16 Tiafoe. Right now in the R16 we have #29 Korda (over #7 Medvedev, the big upset of the night) to face #10 Hurkaez on Saturday night, and tonight we have two domestic matchups for R16 spots: one between Wolf and Mmoh, and the other between the unranked Brooksby and Tommy Paul, where the winner will face the winner of Andy Murray - Bautista Agut. Ben Shelton will also face Aussie wildcard Popyrin, who took out Taylor Fritz in 5 sets the other night.