Sports Whispers: Serena Williams to be Seeded as No. 1 at U.S. Open
Serena Williams will be seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open as she attempts to win a second consecutive title.
Serena won the U.Political Whispers: Jessie Jackson Jr. Takes Medical Leave of Absence. Read more ... »S. Open last year and three other times.
Only Chris Evert, with six, and Steffi Graf, with five, have won the tournament more times in the Open era, which began in 1968.
The U.S. Tennis Association stuck to the WTA rankings Tuesday in announcing the 32 seeded women, including Victoria Azarenka at No. 2, and Maria Sharapova at No. 3. Williams is one of three seeded Americans; No. 16 Sloane Stephens and No. 24 Jamie Hampton are the others.
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