September 1, 2017 / 7:00 AM / a year ago

Tennis-Five things to watch out for on Day 5 of the U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Here are five things to watch out for on day five of the U.S. Open on Friday.

* Maria Sharapova, back in the grand slam spotlight after her 15-month doping ban, looks to continue the powerful play that helped her win her first two matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium when she again graces centre court to face 18-year-old American Sofia Kenin in the day’s final fixture

* Twice U.S. Open champion Venus Williams will feel the love from the vocal Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd when the veteran steps on court against Greece’s Maria Sakkari.

* Canadian sensation 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov looks to continue his rapid ascent when he meets another young talent looking to break through in 22-year-old Briton Kyle Edmund

* Sam Querrey, arguably the United States’ top hope left in the men’s draw, will enjoy strong support from the New York crowd when he battles Radu Albot of Moldova at Louis Armstrong Stadium.

* German Mischa Zverev, who has outlasted his more celebrated brother Alexander at the tournament, will face big-serving American John Isner on Arthur Ashe Stadium in their third round match (Compiled by Rory Carroll; Editing by Ian Ransom)

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