Tuesday August 25th, 2015

The 2015 US Open kicks off on Aug. 31, and will run until Sept. 13. On Thursday, the tournament released its draw. 

On the men's side, top-seeded Novak Djokovic is headed for a meeting with eighth-seeded Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, while Roger Federer would meet No. 6 Tomas Berdych. Third-seeded Andy Murray, who will meet the controversial Nick Kyrgios in the first round, is set to face French Open champion Stan Wawrinka in the quarters, while No. 4 Kei Nishikori's path to the semifinal will run through David Ferrer. 

John Isner, the No. 13 player on the ATP tour and the best-ranked American, would meet Federer in the round of 16. Defending men's singles champion Marin Cilic will meet a qualifier in the opening round. 

No storyline for the tournament is bigger than Serena Williams's quest for a calendar Grand Slam, the first in women's tennis since 1988. The top-seeded Williams, who graces the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated, could meet her sister Venus in the quarterfinals. Serena is projected to meet Karolina Pliskova in the quarters.

Serena is in the same half of the bracket as Maria Sharapova, who would meet Ana Ivanovic in the quarterfinals. Caroline Wozniacki is in the same half of the bracket as Simona Halep. 

Other potential matchups for Serena include fellow American Sloane Stephens in the third round and Agnieszka Radwańska in the round of 16. Belinda Bencic, who defeated Serena earlier this month in Toronto, could also meet her in the quarterfinals. 

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Seeding

Here are the top 10 seeds in the men's and women's singles brackets.

Women's

1. Serena Williams 
2. Simona Halep 
3. Maria Sharapova 
4. Caroline Wozniacki 
5. Petra Kvitova
6. Lucie Safarova 
7. Ana Ivanovic 
8. Karolina Pliskova 
9. Garbiñe Muguruza 
10. Carla Suárez Navarro

Men's

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Roger Federer 
3. Andy Murray 
4. Kei Nishikori 
5. Stan Wawrinka 
6. Tomas Berdych 
7. David Ferrer 
8. Rafael Nadal 
9. Marin Cilic 
10. Milos Raonic

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