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Serena is top seed at the Open
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Serena Williams has won the last two U.S. Opens.
New York, NY ( - Five-time champion Serena Williams is the top seed for the U.S. Open, which will begin Monday in Flushing Meadows.

The world No. 1 great has won the last two Opens by beating former top- ranked star Victoria Azarenka in a pair of finals. The powerful American has reached the last three finals in Flushing, having finished as a runner-up in 2011.

Williams is followed in the seedings by French Open runner-up Simona Halep, Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova, former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska and French Open titlist Maria Sharapova, who was a U.S. Open champ in 2006.  Full Story

It's Serena's Open to lose
By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - There can be only one favorite at the U.S. Open ... and that's got to be the incomparable Serena Williams.

Serena shook off a stunning third-round loss at Wimbledon in late June by winning two of her last three tournaments, with the most-recent victory coming in Cincinnati last week. She also ran the table in Stanford earlier this month and was a semifinalist in Montreal two weeks ago before losing to her big sister, Venus.  Full Story

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