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(Left:) Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Sam Groth of Australia in their men's singles second round match on Day Five of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2014.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

(Right:) Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot to Sabine Lisicki of Germany during their women's singles second round match on Day Five of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Federer, Sharapova Easily Top Opponents

Second-seeded Roger Federer of Switzerland has not won a grand slam in the US Open in more than two years, and at 33, some have wondered whether his time might be up.

08/29/2014

Roger Federer of Switzerland talks to the media during previews for the US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Liguori: Roger Federer, Serena Williams Are Talk Of 2014 US Open

This 2014 U.S. Open is all about two of the all-time greats in tennis — Roger Federer and Serena Williams — hoping to win their 18th Grand Slam titles.

08/26/2014

The Women's Singles U.S. Open trophy is seen during the draw ceremony prior to the start of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 21, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

6 Players With Most U.S. Open Singles Championships In Open Era

In the Open Era, there have been a number of tennis players to win two or more U.S. Open Singles Championships. Here’s the 6 tennis players who have won the most Singles Championship titles in the Open Era:

08/24/2014

Taylor Townsend of the United States returns a shot during her French Open match against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain on May 30, 2014 in Paris. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Serena To Play Budding American Star Townsend In First Round Of Open

Taylor 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.

08/21/2014

Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return during his match against Tommy Robredo of Spain on Day 6 at the Western & Southern Open on August 14, 2014 at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Past US Open Champs Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer Seeded 1-2

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final.

08/19/2014

Roger Federer celebrates after winning his final match against David Ferrer on Day 9 of the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Federer, Serena Head Into US Open On High Note

By now, everyone knows Roger Federer’s itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner’s trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the US Open.

08/18/2014

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A ‘Laid-Back’ Roger Federer Tunes Up For US Open

Federer does not feel the obligation to play as many tournaments as he once did. He is ranked No. 3 and taking a simpler approach to the game.

08/05/2014

Novak Djokovic kisses the Wimbledon trophy on July 6, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic Outlasts Roger Federer In Marathon Wimbledon Final

Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star in five sets Sunday.

07/07/2014

Rafael Nadal (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Agassi Says Nadal — Not Federer — Is Greatest Tennis Player Ever

Agassi made the comments in an interview with Singapore newspaper Straits Times, saying Nadal’s achievements are more impressive because he has had to deal with tougher opponents.

05/08/2014

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against Switzerland's Roger Federer. (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Nadal Eases Past Federer In Aussie Semis, Sets Up Final Against Wawrinka

He completed his 23rd win in 33 head-to-heads, and ninth in 11 Grand Slam matches, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 in 2 hours and 24 minutes against the 17-time major winner.

01/24/2014

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during his men's singles quarterfinal match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liguori: Murray Ousted In Quarters By Swiss Maestro Not Named Roger

Wawrinka dazzled with 45 winners to Murray’s 15. He outplayed Murray from start to finish, rendering Murray defenseless as Murray was unable to come up with any break points in the entire match.

09/05/2013

Novak Djokovic (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA)

Liguori: Djokovic Cruises Into Quarters While Hewitt’s Resurgence Ends

Top seed Novak Djokovic is flying around in his own stratosphere. He hasn’t dropped a set the entire tournament and dominated Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-0, 6-0.

09/03/2013

Roger Federer of Switzerland walks off the court after being defeated by Tommy Robredo of Spain in their fourth-round men's singles match on Day 8 of the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Kallet: How Much Does Roger Federer Have Left In The Tank?

Can Federer even be considered part of the “Big Four” anymore? Will he shut me up and win another slam? I certainly hope so, but I’m not counting on it.

09/03/2013

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Liguori: Roger Federer A Step Too Slow In US Open Ouster

Wow. I hate to say this, but Roger Federer looked old in Flushing on Monday night.

09/03/2013

Serena Williams (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Serena, Nadal Cruise, 17-Year-Old Duval Falls On Day 4 Of US Open

Only a few spots separate them in the seedings. Still, the considerable gulf between No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 4 Sara Errani was hard to ignore in their matches Thursday at the U.S. Open.

08/29/2013

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