Women's Seeds 8/21/13
NEW YORK - Four-time winner and defending champ Serena Williams has been seeded No. 1 for the upcoming U.S. Open. Only Chris Evert, with six, and Steffi Graf (grahf), with five, have won the tournament more times in the Open era, which began in 1968.
The U.S. Tennis Association stuck to the WTA rankings in announcing the 32 seeded women, including Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh) at No. 2, and Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) at No. 3.
Venus Williams, who won the U.S. Open in 2000 and 2001, is the only unseeded past champion.