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Kei Nishikori

Serena Williams could face Sharapova in US Open semifinal

Serena Williams could play an All-American U.S. Open. As she seeks the first Grand Slam since 1988, the top-ranked Williams might find herself competing against the past and future of her country's championship hopes. A potential third-round opponent is 22-year-old Sloane Stephens, who beat her in the 2013 Australian Open quarterfinals and is coming off her first WTA title in Washington this month. A possible fourth-round foe is 20-year-old Madison Keys, who reached this year's Aussie semifinals. Then in the quarterfinals, she could face her sister, seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams. Serena had to beat Venus in the fourth round at Wimbledon on the way to her second...