Serena Top Seed In Open


Tennis_081915ANo. 1 and three-time defending US Open champion Serena Williams has been named the top seed in women’s singles at the 2015 US Open. The 2015 US Open will be played Aug. 31 – Sept. 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

This is the fourth time that Serena Williams has been the No. 1 seed at the US Open.  She won the title on all prior occasions (2002, 2013, and 2014).  FollowingWilliams will be No. 2 seed Simona Halep, of Romania, a 2014 French Open finalist; No. 3 and 2006 US Open champion Maria Sharapova,of Russia; No. 4 and 2014 US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki,of Denmark; No. 5 Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, who won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014; and No. 6 Lucie Safarova, of the Czech Republic, this year’s French Open finalist.

Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, who reached the US Open women’s final in 2012 and 2013, is seeded No. 20. Two-time US Open champion Venus Williams is seeded No. 23; 2011 champion Samantha Stosur is seeded 22nd; and 2004 US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, is seeded 30th.

Last year, Serena Williams won her sixth US Open crown, tying her with Chris Evert for the most US Open women’s singles titles in the Open Era. This year, Williams is also going for the calendar Grand Slam at the US Open, last won in 1988 by Steffi Graf. Williams won her 21st Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon this summer, which ranks third all-time, just one behind Graf (an Open-era record of 22) and Margaret Court (24 all-time).


2015 US Open Women’s Singles Seeds


  1. Serena Williams, United States
  2. Simona Halep, Romania
  3. Maria Sharapova, Russia
  4. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark
  5. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
  6. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic
  7. Ana Ivanovic, Serbia
  8. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic
  9. Garbiñe Muguruza, Spain
  10. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain
  11. Angelique Kerber, Germany
  12. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland
  13. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia
  14. Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland
  15. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland
  16. Sara Errani, Italy
  17. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine
  18. Andrea Petkovic, Germany
  19. Madison Keys, United States
  20. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus
  21. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia
  22. Samantha Stosur, Australia
  23. Venus Williams, United States
  24. Sabine Lisicki, Germany
  25. Eugenie Bouchard, Canada
  26. Flavia Pennetta, Italy
  27. Alizé Cornet, France
  28. Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania
  29. Sloane Stephens, United States
  30. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
  31. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia
  32. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, Slovakia


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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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