Key storylines to follow as the 2013 U.S. Open approaches

Tuesday August 20th, 2013
Attendance at women's matches continues to fall, even when Victoria Azarenka faces Serena Williams.
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Perhaps the tournament is in for a run of good fortune. There was a time when rainfall was a fleeting trifle at the Open, when the tournament's second week was routinely graced by the onset of fall: slightly dropping temperatures and a refreshing breeze, and there wasn't a place in the world you'd rather be than New York City. May the future follow suit.

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