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Serena Williams returns to Caroline Wozniacki, from Denmark, during a semifinal match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

U.S. Open draw: Serena Williams to open with Taylor Townsend

- Associated Press

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.

Serena Williams clenches her fist after breaking Ana Ivanovic, from Serbia, in the second set of a final match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. Williams won 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Serena Williams top seed at U.S. Open

Associated Press

French Open runner-up Simona Halep is seeded second after reaching a career-best ranking this month. She has never advanced past the fourth round at the U.S. Open.

Milos Raonic poses with the trophy after he beat fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil in the men's singles final at the Citi Open on Sunday in the District. (Associated Press)

Oh, Canada: Raonic wins Citi Open

On Sunday, Milos Raonic beat Vasek Pospisil in the first all-Canadian men’s final in ATP history. In doing so, Raonic capped off a nearly flawless week at the FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park.

Lucie Safarova, of The Czech Republic, serves to Kristina Mladenovic, of France, during a match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Safarova loses in 1st round of Citi Open

Associated Press

Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France’s Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday.

Francis Tiafoe falls in ATP debut

- Associated Press

Sixteen-year-old Francis Tiafoe lost his ATP tour debut while fellow Americans Robby Ginepri and Donald Young won their opening-round matches at the Citi Open on Monday.

Francis Tiafoe, a 16-year-old with dreams of becoming No. 1 in the world, makes his ATP main draw debut Monday at the Citi Open. (Junior Tennis Champions Center)

Francis Tiafoe makes ATP main draw debut close to home

Francis Tiafoe, 16 years old, will make his ATP main draw debut Monday at D.C.’s Citi Open from the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park, seven miles from his home in Riverdale Park, Maryland.

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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2013, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Ryan Harrison during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Nadal won't defend US Open title because of wrist

- Associated Press

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

Wozniacki rallies for win at New Haven

Associated Press

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied to defeat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 Monday night in the first round at the Connecticut Open.

Serena Williams serves against Ana Ivanovic, from Serbia, during a final match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. Williams won 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Federer, Serena Williams win at Cincinnati

- Associated Press

By now, everyone knows Roger Federer's itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner's trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the U.S. Open.

Connecticut WTA stop finds its identity

- Associated Press

Connecticut's stop on the professional tennis circuit has a new name, a new sponsor and for the first time in several years, a sense of identity and security.

Friday's Sports In Brief

- Associated Press

NASCAR has thrived for years thanks to the personalities of some of its biggest stars and that includes an occasional feud, gesture or angry encounter on the track. But less than a week after Kevin Ward Jr. was killed during a sprint car race in New York after being struck by a car driven by Tony Stewart, NASCAR on Friday barred its drivers from approaching the track or moving cars after an incident during the race.

Tuesday's Sports in Brief

- Associated Press

Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.