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Top seeds Djokovic and Williams take U.S. Open spotlight

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NEW YORK - World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take center stage at the U.S. Open on Thursday, headlining a juicy day of action at the year's final grand slam.

Teenager gatecrashes Serena and Federer party

NEW YORK - Despite boasting 34 grand slam singles titles between them, Serena Williams and Roger Federer were forced to share the spotlight with a 15-year-old at the U.S. Open on Tuesday as all three advanced to the second round.

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Serena tops Townsend in Flushing Meadows opener

NEW YORK - Serena Williams started her quest to join Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the career grand slam list with a 6-3 6-1 victory over 18-year-old fellow American Taylor Townsend at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 27 Aug 2014

Dark day but bright hopes for American tennis at U.S. Open

NEW YORK - Brilliant sunshine was unable to hide a dark day for American men at the U.S. Open on Tuesday as five home grown hopes packed their bags and headed for the exits.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 26 Aug 2014

Kvitova, Bouchard steamroll into second round at U.S. Open

NEW YORK - Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and runner-up Eugenie Bouchard launched their U.S. Open campaigns with a bang, blasting by their respective first-round opponents in quick fashion on Tuesday.

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Bouchard cruises at U.S. Open, Aussies stay perfect

NEW YORK - Powerful Canadian upstart Eugenie Bouchard launched her U.S. Open campaign with a bang, blasting by Olga Govortsova of Belarus in under an hour on Tuesday to sprint into the second round.

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Evergreen Federer set to open bid for 18th grand slam win

NEW YORK - For Roger Federer, winning grand slams is like riding a bike. Once you know how to do it, you can do it again.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 25 Aug 2014

Serena plays young Townsend in symbolic U.S. Open opener

NEW YORK - Serena Williams, who opens her quest for a third successive U.S. Open title with a meeting against fellow African American Taylor Townsend on Tuesday, said Arthur Ashe would have been proud.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 23 Aug 2014

Williams looking to wave American flag again

- Serena Williams will once again be counted on to wave the Stars and Stripes at the U.S. Open as she takes center stage at New York's Flushing Meadows with the next generation of American tennis hopefuls waiting in the wings.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 21 Aug 2014

Factbox: U.S. Open facts and figures

- The U.S. Open will take place from Monday-Sept. 8 in New York. Here are some facts and figures on the fourth and final grand slam of the year:

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Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

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