Serena named top seed at US Open

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked women’s and men’s players, were seeded No. 1 on Tuesday for the U.S. Open.

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Roger Federer, the five-time US Open champion, is seeded second, while Andy Murray is seeded third, the Guardian reported.

Defending men’s champion Marin Cilic is seeded ninth, which will mean he is in line to face a top-eight rival in the last 16.

Williams who has won the last three US open championship was named the first seed for the women’s category; followed by Simona Halep of Romania as the second seed.

Russia’s Maria Sharapova, the 2006 US Open victor, is seeded No3 with the 2014 US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark seeded No4.

Serena Williams will be without a doubt the favorite and main candidate for winning this year’s final Grand Slam that is scheduled to start on Monday this week in New York city. Twice U.S. victor Venus Williams is seeded 23rd, 2011 champion Samantha Stosur of Australia is 22nd and 2004 U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation is seeded 30th. She tuned up for the U.S. Open last weekend by winning the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

A victory for Serena Williams would make her the fourth woman to sweep all four slams in a single season – joining Maureen Connolly (1953), Margaret Court (1970) and Steffi Graf (1988) – and just the sixth person in history – also alongside Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1961, 1969).

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, a U.S. Open finalist in 2012 and 2013, is seeded 20th.

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This year, the US Open tournament will be hold at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center situated in Flushing, New York.

Sep 8 2014 New York NY USA Marin Cilic with the US Open trophy after beating Kei Nishikori in the men's singles final of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit Robert D