Serena Williams to Face Taylor Townsend in US Open 1st Round

Updated: 22 August 2014 08:40 IST

World No.1 Serena Williams could potentially play Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the semifinals after the draw was held Thursday. Second-seeded Simona Halep and fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska are in the other half. Halep could meet five-time major champ Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinals.

Serena Williams to Face Taylor Townsend in US Open 1st Round
Serena Williams will aim for her fourth-straight US Open title. © AP

New York:

Two-time defending champion Serena Williams will face American teen Taylor Townsend in the first round of the US Open.

The 18-year-old Townsend is a former top-ranked junior player who reached the third round at the French Open this year. She got into her first US Open main draw with a wild card.

Williams could potentially play Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the semifinals after the draw was held Thursday. Second-seeded Simona Halep and fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska are in the other half. Halep could meet five-time major champ Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinals.

Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic and Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka could meet in one semifinal on the men's side. Second-seeded Roger Federer and fourth-seeded David Ferrer are in the other half. Djokovic could face Andy Murray in the quarterfinals.

Topics : Serena Williams Taylor Townsend Tennis
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