Serena Williams to face pal Caroline Wozniacki in exhibition

NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams will play her good friend Caroline Wozniacki in a rematch of last year's U.S. Open final, and Stan Wawrinka will face Gael Monfils in exhibition matches at Madison Square Garden on March 8.

Williams, who came within two match wins of completing the Grand Slam this year, will be participating in the BNP Paribas Showdown for the third time.

The 34-year-old American has won 21 Grand Slam singles titles, including three in 2015, and is currently ranked No. 1. Wozniacki is a two-time major finalist and former No. 1.

Wawrinka owns two major titles.

Tickets for the event go on sale on Nov. 1.

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