US Open, Minus Rafael Nadal, Begins in Steamy Conditions

Updated: 25 August 2014 22:41 IST

Rafael Nadal isn't around to defend his US Open title because of a right wrist injury. Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeking her third straight championship on the women's side.

US Open, Minus Rafael Nadal, Begins in Steamy Conditions
Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a shot on the first day of the US Open. © AFP

New York:

The U.S. Open is underway in steamy conditions.

Rafael Nadal isn't around to defend his title because of a right wrist injury. Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeking her third straight championship on the women's side.

Second-seeded Simona Halep, fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber are among the players with early matches Monday.

Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens will also be on court during the day session. Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic play at night under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium.



Topics : US Open 2014 Rafael Nadal Tennis
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