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The last Grand Slam event of the year unveils on August 25 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The world’s top players have been warming up, ready to claim the titles at stake here. But it is a different story for US Open defending champion Rafael Nadal, since he won't be able defend his title due to a wrist injury. Could last year's finalist and world no.1 Novak Djokovic succeed this time?
WTA World Tour action is starting to heat up as the US Open takes place on August 25. Defending champion and world no.1 Serena Williams, who is fresh from claiming her first Cincinnati title against former no.1 Ana Ivanovic (6-4, 6-1) after six failed attempts since 2006, is confident, relaxed and excited to go for back-to-back US Open titles. Will she be the US Open women’s champion for the sixth time this year?
Recently-minted world champions Germany will be back in the football stage as they face Scotland for the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Manager Joachim Low has said after their FIFA win that they want to emulate Spain's dominance who won the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and the European championships in 2012. They'll start this campaign against Scotland. Will it be a smooth win for them? Match is on September 8, 02:45 (GMT+8).
Romania's FIFA ambitions were easily crushed after they were beaten by Greece in the FIFA World Cup Qualifying play-offs. Romania succumbed to Pirate Ship last year via a 4-2 aggregate. The team will have a chance to avenge their foiled World Cup dream as they meet again for the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Greece had a good run during the World Cup. Will this extend to the Euro competition? Match is on September 08 at 02:45(GMT+8).
The past years were not kind to England. They finished fifth in Euro 2012 and didn't advance from the group stage of the 2014 World Cup. Redemption time for them starts against Switzerland, a team slowly making their way to the top. Despite failing to qualify in Euro 2012, the Swiss went on to have a good run during the 2014 World Cup. Match is on September 9 at 02:45 (GMT+8).