Williams Sisters To Face Czech Pair In U.S. Open Doubles

The U.S. Tennis Affiliation introduced the doubles brackets Sunday, a day earlier than the match begins. Serena has stated she is making ready to retire and the expectation is that the U.S. Open will likely be her final occasion.

She performs in singles Monday night time. The doubles competitors will start Wednesday, with first-round matches unfold over that day and Thursday.

It’s the first doubles occasion for the Williams sisters collectively because the 2018 French Open. They’ve received 14 Grand Slam championships in in doubles as a crew, most lately at Wimbledon inn 2016.

Two of their doubles titles got here on the U.S. Open, in 1999 and 2009.

Hradecka is a 37-year-old who received two main doubles trophies with Andrea Hlavackova — on the 2013 U.S. Open and 2011 French Open. Noskova is a 17-year-old who by no means has received a Grand Slam match in singles or doubles.

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