Serena Williams Made Top Seed for US Open
Serena Williams has been made the top women’s seed to win the US Open as she attempts to win her third consecutive US Open title. The tournament will be Williams’ last chance to win a Grand Slam this year after she failed to reach the quarter-finals in the last three majors.Below Williams is Simona Halep, the French Open runner-up, and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is third seed.
Williams has won the US Open a total of five times and is now chasing her 18th Grand Slam title. If she manages she will become the third ever player to do so after Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.
In the men’s draw Novak Djokovic has been made top seed ahead of Roger Federer. Britain’s Andy Murray is eighth seed. Murray, who won the US Open in 2012, will be attempting to win his first ATP ranking event since 2013.
In the meantime Britain’s James Ward made it through the first qualifying round beating Aldin Setkic 6 – 2, 6 – 2. However, Daniel Evans, Daniel Smethurst, Daniel Cox and Naomi Broady were all defeated in the first round.