Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova for her second straight major semifinal as she seeks to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.

Thursday’s draw filled the top-ranked Williams’ quarter of the bracket with Americans, nine in all.

In the third round, Williams could face 29th-seeded Sloane Stephens, who beat her in the 2013 Australian Open and is coming off her first WTA title in Washington this month. Another up-and-coming U.S. player, 19th-seeded Madison Keys, could await in the fourth round. Read more…

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Serena Williams eyes first calendar Grand Slam in nearly 30 years