Serena to face US teen Townsend at Open

(AP Photo/Al Behrman)

NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open.

The 32-year-old Williams has won 17 Grand Slam titles. At age 18, Taylor Townsend is in her third major tournament.

Townsend is a former top-ranked junior player who reached the third round at the French Open this year. She got into her first U.S. Open main draw with a wild card.

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