(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.