It's no secret Venus and Serena Williams have changed the game of tennis. But 2014 will show further evidence of their influence on the court, as an even more diverse group of American women hits the pros.
Sisters Venus and Serena Williams will return to the reigning champion Washington Kastles, while John McEnroe and Martina Hingis are staying with the New York Sportimes after the World TeamTennis marquee draft.
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal has reached his first U.S. Open final, defeating No. 12 Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 to set up the first half of a much-anticipated match with Roger Federer for the championship.