World number ones
Serena Williams and Novak
Djokovic will launch their
bids for the US Open title
on Monday’s first day of
competition, tournament
organisers announced has
Organizer of the
tournament said yesterday
that the top halves of
brackets in both the men’s
and women’s draws would
play matches on the first
day of competition. With
the pairing, three-time
defending champion
Serena Williams will try to
complete the first calendaryear
Grand Slam since
Steffi Graf in 1988, will meet
Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko
on day one, while Djokovic,
seeking his second US Open
crown, will face Brazil’s Joao
Souza. Djokovic’s possible
quarter-final opponent,
Spain’s Rafael Nadal, begins
Monday against Croatia’s
Borna Coric.

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