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Friday / June 9.
  • World No. 1 Karolina Pliskova named top women’s seed at US Open, four Americans seeded

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    The USTA today announced that world No. 1 and 2016 US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova has been named the top seed in women’s singles at the 2017 US Open, while world No. 2 and 2016 French Open finalist Simona Halep is seeded No. 2. 2017 Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza is seeded third, and 22-year old world No. 4 Elina Svitolina is seeded fourth. The 2017 US Open will be played Aug. 28-Sept. 10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The US Open Women’s Singles Championship is presented by J.P. Morgan.

    The Top 10 women’s seeds at the US Open mirror the current Top 10 of the WTA rankings. Following the top four are No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, a two-time US Open finalist; No. 6 Angelique Kerber, of Germany, the defending US Open champion; No. 7 Johanna Konta, of Great Britain, a 2017 Wimbledon semifinalist; No. 8 and 2004 US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia; No. 9 Venus Williams, a two-time US Open champion, and No. 10 Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland.

    In last year’s US Open final, Kerberwon her second Grand Slam singles title at the US Open, defeating Pliskovain the final, and becoming the No. 1-ranked player in the world.

    Four American women are seeded at this year’s US Open — No. 9 Venus Williams, No. 15 Madison Keys, No. 20 Coco Vandeweghe, and No. 32 Lauren Davis.

    Eight-time US Open champion and former world No. 1 Serena Williams, who is currently ranked No. 15, will not be competing in this year’s US Open after announcing her pregnancy. Victoria Azarenka, who would have entered with a protected ranking of No. 6, withdrew because of a personal issue. World No. 28 Timea Bacsinszky, of Switzerland, will not be competing due to a left leg and right hand injury. 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur, of Australia, withdrew due to a right hand injury.

    The US Open followed the WTA rankings released Monday, August 21, to determine the women’s singles seeds. This is the 17th consecutive year that the US Open seeded 32 players in both singles events.

    The singles draws for the 2017 US Open will be revealed live during an official draw ceremony, which will be open to the public for the first time, on Friday, August 25, at 12 noon ET at the US Open Experience at the historic Seaport District NYC.  The ceremony will conclude with an appearance by defending women’s singles champion Angelique Kerber and 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic, as well as other special guests.

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    2017 US Open Women’s Singles Seeds


    1.     Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic

    2.     Simona Halep, Romania

    3.     Garbiñe Muguruza, Spain

    4.     Elina Svitolina, Ukraine

    5.     Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark

    6.     Angelique Kerber, Germany

    7.     Johanna Konta, Great Britain

    8.     Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia

    9.     Venus Williams, United States

    10.  Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland

    11.  Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia

    12.  Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia

    13.  Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic

    14.  Kristina Mladenovic, France

    15.  Madison Keys, United States

    16.  Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia

    17.  Elena Vesnina, Russia

    18.  Caroline Garcia, France

    19.  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia

    20.  Coco Vandeweghe, United States

    21.  Ana Konjuh, Croatia

    22.  Shuai Peng, China

    23.  Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic

    24.  Kiki Bertens, Netherlands

    25.  Daria Gavrilova, Australia

    26.  Anett Kontaveit, Estonia

    27.  Shuai Zhang, China

    28.  Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine

    29.  Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Croatia

    30.  Julia Goerges, Germany

    31.  Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia

    32.  Lauren Davis, United States



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.