Seeded No. 9, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams is the only US player in the men's or women's draw to have won a major singles title.
But age wasn't a factor in her 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 first-round victory over 19-year-old Victoria Kuzmova of Slovakia Monday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens.
Nadal, back on top of the world rankings for the first time in three years, will be seeking his 16th Grand Slam Crown, while Federer, the five-time US Open champion is bidding for a 20th major and third Grand Slam title of the year.
There, Williams used well-placed serves and her trademark power to close out the set 6-3, blasting a forehand victor past her young opponent to clinch the opening set.
Kuzmova, who reached the US Open juniors final past year (falling there to Kayla Day of the United States), kept fighting, saving a set point at 5-2 with an ace, and then hitting another ace on game point to force Williams to serve out the first set at 5-3.
While Serena Williams has given home fans plenty of reasons to celebrate over the years, it has been 14 years since they had a men's champion - Andy Roddick taking the title in 2003.
"I feel like I'm playing well and I feel like I can go far in the tournament but I really just want to concentrate on my next match, against Dudi Sela on Wednesday". But things happen. That's why we play the match, because you have to win the match.
She said she was unaware of that possibility.
She was up a set, plus a break in the second at 2-0, when she faltered.
Before the American's match was over, that number of No.1 ranking contenders was reduced to seven, because the No. 7-seeded Johanna Konta was bounced by 78th-ranked Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 4-6 6-3 6-4.
'I definitely wasn't expecting or planning on dropping sets today.
Here's a look at the top US prospects in this year's event, which will conclude with the women's and men's singles finals airing live on September 9 and 10, respectively.
The 2017 U.S. Open will be broadcast daily on ESPN.
The men's seeded losers included No. 21 David Ferrer, who was the runner-up at the 2013 French Open, No. 25 Karen Khachanov and No. 32 Robin Hasse.
This most recent event came courtesy of one of the usual suspects, FRB 121102 , which has been heard on and off for years. Researchers detected 15 powerful, repeating radio bursts coming from space for the first time on August 26.
Trump envisions a corporate tax rate dropping from 35 percent, now the highest in the industrialized world, to around 15 percent. For instance, the administration has not stated publicly what will be the precise scope of Trump's tax reforms.
There were 87 singles matches scheduled for Wednesday after rain wiped out almost all of the day's play on Tuesday. But even as Sharapova competes here, she remains the poster woman for Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" program.
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He added that he can "look forward to Uber and know that I will make a difference, hopefully for the better". As the court recognized, this is a bilateral dispute between Benchmark and Travis Kalanick .
Fernandinho also had a chance two minutes before half-time but his shot was repelled by Begovic as City had the momentum. We'll be building up to the game throughout the day and Robbie will offer the minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.
Saudi Arabia's Red Crescent said it had deployed 326 ambulances along the pilgrimage route to handle health emergencies. On Friday, they will move on to Mina before sunrise for the hajj ritual of the symbolic "Stoning of the Devil".
On both iOS and Android, Sarahah asks user permission to access phone contacts so it's not as if this is completely surprising. At the same time, it is also worth noting that the app does work well even when users don't allow the app to access contacts.
Others problems including trouble logging in or loading pictures, while some were unable to use the Facebook Messenger app. The astonishing fact is the problem doesn't happen to all the users around the globe. "We're sorry for any inconvenience".
Packers to sign LB Brooks
Even if Brooks is limited to being a role player, he will fit in nicely with what the Packers need to succeed on defense in 2017. Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks is signing with the Green Bay Packers , with whom he visited this week.
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The sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, infrared, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. It will be a global launch event and XIaomi fans can also register on the website to get an invite to the launch.
Halep ready for Sharapova battle
Simona Halep , now ranked #2 among the female players in the world, will face Sharapova in that opening round. But it shouldn't happen because of the lack of matches. "I don't think we're both thinking that far ahead".
Iran welcomes restoring of Qatari relations
Qatar was among Saudi allies who followed suit to limit ties with Iran after it severed relations with Tehran in January 2016. Qatar and Iran share a massive offshore natural gas field, called the South Pars Field by Tehran and the North Field by Doha.
Deadly Attack on Shiite Mosque in Afghanistan
Worshippers had gathered for Friday prayers when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the mosque. Eyewitnesses said the security forces arrived at the scene two hours following the attack.