Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Heather Watson play at the US Open
Last Updated: 31/08/15 10:28pm
The US Open finally gets underway with the world’s greatest players Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams beginning their title challenges.
The opening ceremony will be just a part of the fun as the top players in the men's and women's games feature on Monday live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 4pm.
Djokovic, the top seed, takes on Brazil's Joao Souza, the world No 89, while defending champion Williams is challenged by Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko, the world No 86.
Djokovic is looking for his second US Open title while Williams, constantly in pursuit of the record books, wants to wrap up a calendar Grand Slam having already won in Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.
Great Britain's women's No 1 Heather Watson also gets her campaign underway with a match against American Lauren Davis on court 17 at 4pm. Watson has never progressed beyond the first round at the US Open so her match will be a must-watch for British fans.
The jam-packed Flushing Meadows bill continues with one of the best first-round encounters as two-time US Open winner Rafael Nadal meets the highly promising Borna Coric. Nadal's form has been less than stellar this year so the challenge from the Croatian youngster will be an interesting one.
Last year's Flushing Meadows winner Marin Cilic, seeded ninth this campaign, begins his defence against Guido Pella while 2014's beaten finalist Kei Nishikori takes on Benoit Paire.
Elsewhere, two-time women's champion Venus Williams will be hoping for a vintage performance, while the likes of David Ferrer, Milos Raonic and Fabio Foginini also play.
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