Tennis: Serena Williams given top seed at US Open
(REUTERS) - World number one and defending champion Serena Williams has been given the top seeding for the United States (US) Open, organisers announced on Tuesday.
Belarussia's Victoria Azarenka, who beat Williams in Sunday's final of the Cincinnati Open, is the second seed ahead of Maria Sharapova of Russia and Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska.
Williams heads into the Open, which starts on Aug 26, looking to add to her French Open title from this year, her 16th Grand Slam singles triumph, which includes four championships at Flushing Meadows.
Williams' sister Venus, a two-times US Open winner but currently ranked 60th in the world, was unseeded.