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Williams sisters open vs. Czech pair at US Open

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  • Associated Press

NY — Serena and Venus Williams were attracted to face the Czech couple of Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova in the initial round of doubles at the united states Open.

The U.S. Tennis Association announced the doubles brackets Sunday, each day prior to the tournament begins. Serena has said she actually is getting ready to retire, and the expectation is that the united states Open will undoubtedly be her final event.

She plays in singles Monday night. The doubles competition will start Wednesday, with first-round matches spread over that day and Thursday.

It’s the first doubles event for the Williams sisters together because the 2018 French Open. They will have won 14 Grand Slam championships in doubles as a team, lately at Wimbledon in 2016.

Two of these doubles titles came at the united states Open, in 1999 and 2009.

Hradecka, 37, won two major doubles trophies with Andrea Hlavackova — at the 2013 US Open and 2011 French Open. Noskova, 17, hasn’t won a Grand Slam match in singles or doubles.

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