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Serena Williams heads women's field for US Open

Published on Jul 17, 2014 7:09 AM
 
World No. 1 Serena Williams, coming off a surprise third-round loss at Wimbledon, heads the women's field for the US Open, which starts in New York in late August. -- PHOTO: AFP

CARY (North Carolina) (REUTERS) - World No. 1 Serena Williams, coming off a surprise third-round loss at Wimbledon, heads the women's field for the US Open, which starts in New York in late August.

Players from 36 countries are represented, the US Tennis Association announced on Wednesday, with two-time defending champion Williams heading an 11-strong American contingent for the Aug 25-Sept 8 event.

Williams has five US Open crowns, just one shy of the modern era record held by compatriot Chris Evert.

Joining Williams in the top four are Li Na of China, Simona Halep of Romania and this month's Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.

 
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