The 2017 US Women’s Open will take place from August 28 to September 10 in Flushing, NY.

The tournament has already caused some waves: Last year's defending champ Angelique Kerber was eliminated and Maria Sharapova made a major comeback—proving she still has the skills to dominate on the court. 

In honor of one of the biggest tennis events of the year, here's a look at 13 of the most badass women competing.