US Open: Serena Williams, Simona Halep Named Top Two Seeds

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is third seed, followed by Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Sharapova is fifth.

updated: August 20, 2014 23:14 IST
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Serena Williams will aim for her fourth-straight US Open title.

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Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title. (Djokovic, Federer top two seeds in US Open)

The U.S. Tennis Association followed this week's WTA rankings in announcing the seedings on Wednesday.

French Open runner-up Simona Halep is seeded second after reaching a career-best ranking this month. She has never advanced past the fourth round at the U.S. Open.

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