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Serena’s US Open Begins With Tough Matchup vs Makarova


Serena Williams hadn’t played much coming into the Grand Slam tournament. The victory fueled Makarova’s surge up the rankings, and by the 2014 U.S. Open, she was in the top 20 and facing the American in the semifinals. That day is a much more pleasant memory for Williams — a 6-1, 6-3 win that was part of a dominant run to the title. It’s the kind of form she’s hoping to regain as she begins her bid for a record 23rd major title.


Open tennis tournament in New York. Williams starts her bid for a record 23rd major title with a tough first-round matchup at the U.S. Open against Makarova.

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