US Open tennis 2015

The US Open started August 31 and concludes this weekend in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. It is the fourth and final tennis competition that comprises the Grand Slam, in which Serena Williams has a chance to earn this calendar year. It would be the first time in 27 years this feat was accomplished for a singles player.--By Leanne Burden Seidel
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Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after defeating Venus Williams of the United States in their Women's Singles Quarterfinals match on Day Nine of the 2015 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 8, in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA)
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Kevin Anderson signs autographs after defeating Andy Murray, of Great Britain, in the fourth round at the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Sept. 7, in New York. (Kathy Kmonicek/Associated Press)
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The shadow of Venus Williams of the U.S. during her fourth-round match against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia at Arthur Ashe Stadium during the U.S. Open in New York, Sept. 6. Williams defeated Kontaveit 6-2, 6-1. (Ben Solomon/The New York Times)
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Fans jump to their feet as they try to catch the headband of Roger Federer of Switzerland that he threw into the crowd after his match against John Isner of the U.S. at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York Sept. 7. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
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Serena Williams of the USA (left) hugs sister Venus Williams of the USA after their match on day nine of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY)
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Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, serves to Andy Murray, of the United Kingdom, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sept. 7, in New York. (Adam Hunger/Associated Press)
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Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic returns a shot to Johanna Konta of Great Britain during their Women's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Eight of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 7, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Andy Murray, of the United Kingdom, hands his broken racket to spectators after smashing it on the court upon losing a point to Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sept. 7, in New York. (Adam Hunger/Associated Press)
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Simona Halep of Romania returns a shot against Sabine Lisicki of Germany during their Women's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Eight of the 2015 US Open. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Richard Gasquet of France serves to Bernard Tomic of Australia during their Men's Single round three match on Day Six of the 2015 U.S. Open on Sept. 5 in New York City in this image created with at tilt-shift lens. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA)
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Andy Murray of Great Britain serves to Kevin Anderson of South Africa during their Men's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Eight of the 2015 US Open on Sept. 7. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Simona Halep of Romania returns a shot against Sabine Lisicki of Germany during their Women's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Eight of the 2015 US Open at on Sept. 7, (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates after defeating Benoit Paire of France during their Men's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Seven of the 2015 US Open on Sept. 6. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland serves to Donald Young of the United States during their Men's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Eight of the 2015 US Open on Sept. 7. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sept. 6, in New York. Djokovic defeated Bautista Agut 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. (Adam Hunger/Associated Press)
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Kristina Mladenovic of France reacts after winning match point against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia on day seven of the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament. Mladenovic won 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-1. (Geoff Burke/-USA TODAY)
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain at dusk in Arthur Ashe Stadium during their fourth round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, Sept. 6. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
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Anett Kontaveit of Estonia returns a shot to Venus Williams of the United States during their Women's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Seven of the 2015 US Open on Sept. 6 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Marin Cilic of Croatia hits the ball to Jeremy Chardy of France during their fourth round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, Sept. 6. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
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Venus Williams of the U.S. serves the ball to Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in their fourth round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, Sept. 6. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
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Sara Errani of Italy serves to Samantha Stosur of Australia during their Women's Singles Third Round match on Day Six of the 2015 US Open on Sept. 5. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland serves to Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium during their Men's Singles Third Round match on Day Six of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 5 . (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Fans look on as Eugenie Bouchard of Canada plays Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their Women's Singles Third Round match on Day Five of the 2015 US Open on Sept. 4. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Donald Young of the United States celebrates after defeating Viktor Troicki of Serbia during their Men's Singles Third Round match on Day Six of the 2015 US Open on Sept. 5. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Bernard Tomic of Australia serves to Richard Gasquet of France during their Men's Singles Third Round match on Day Six of the 2015 US Open on Sept. 5, in New York City. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Alexander Zverev of Germany serves in the fifth set of his match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Sept. 1, 2015. Kohlschreiber won 6-7 (0), 6-2, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates a point in the first set against Fabio Fognini of Italy on Day Five of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 4, in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during their Men's Single Third Round match on Day Six of the 2015 U.S. Open on Sept. 5, in the Flushing neighborhood of New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA)
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Serena Williams reacts after a point against Bethanie Mattek-Sands during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, , Sept. 4, in New York. (Julio Cortez/Associated Press)
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Tennis fans plea for autographs from Venus Williams, of the United States, after Williams beat Monica Puig, of Puerto Rico, in the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Aug. 31, in New York. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)
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Sloane Stephens of the US serves to Coco Vandeweghe of the US during their 2015 US Open Women's Singles round 1 match at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 31. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
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Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil returns to James Ward of Britain during their Men's Singles round 1 match of the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Sept. 1. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
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