What to Know Before the U.S. Open

TIME

You may have heard: This is the summer of Serena.

At the 2015 U.S. Open, which starts Monday in New York, Serena Williams will be chasing down two milestones in tennis history. With a title, she’d become the first woman to win a calendar year Grand Slam—a sweep of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open—since Steffi Graf did in in 1988. At the same time, a victory would give her 22 career major tournament singles titles, tying Graf’s mark and leaving her just two behind the all-time leader, Margaret Court. “It is time to look around you,” Darren Cahill, the tennis coach and ESPN commentator, said during the tournament’s draw ceremony, “and appreciate the moment we’re in.”

Serena’s not the only player shining. On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic, for one, is having a fine year himself. His only Slam loss came in the French Open final…

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