NEW YORK: World number one Caroline Wozniacki has been given the top seed for the US Open, the last of four grand slam tennis tournaments which begins in less than a week, where she will begin her title quest with a first-round match against Polona Hercog.
American veteran Serena Williams has been seeded 28th. The 13-time Grand Slam winner has been on a hot streak but missed almost a year with injuries. Williams has three US Open titles and recently won back-to-back tournaments in Toronto and California. Her world ranking has skyrocketed from 175th 29th this week. Other notable seeds include Maria Sharapova (three), Marion Bartoli (eight) and Andrea Petkovic (10).
Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2011.
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