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Williams and Sharapova were supposed to face each other in the fourth round of the 2018 French Open, Williams’s first Grand Slam event as a mother.
But Williams withdrew shortly before the match was scheduled to begin, citing a pectoral injury.
But Williams, 37, and Sharapova, 32, who have met in the finals of the other three Grand Slam events, have never played each other at the United States Open.
That will change this year: The eighth-seeded Williams on Thursday drew the unseeded Sharapova for a first-round matchup in this year’s women’s singles competition.
Williams has reached finals at three of the last five Grand Slam events — the last two years at Wimbledon and at the controversy-plagued 2018 U. Open — but has not won a title since returning from childbirth.
Djokovic would have several challenges before a potential semifinal meeting with Federer.She has not finished a hardcourt tournament this year without an injury or illness causing her exit.Sharapova had a high-profile first-round match at the U. Open two years ago, prevailing against second-seeded Simona Halep.What I really wanted was matches, whether it was against Wozniacki or not. When you're 30 in the world, 31, whatever I am right now, I'm going to be facing a top player in the third round. I've been happy with the way I focused throughout the match, kept my concentration. It's not easy to start one match at 11 a.m., then 48 hours later, a little bit more, to start one that's just before midnight.Just all those things, they're about adjustments. So I'm happy that I'm able to come out into a match like this and say, I've done this before, I know the drill, I know how this goes, I'm ready, and I need to step it up.