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U.S. Open Tennis 2014: Serena Williams No. 1, Sharapova No. 5

Serena Williams will look to defend her title at the 2014 U.S. Open Photo: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images

Serena Williams will look to defend her title at the 2014 U.S. Open

The women's singles seeding for the 2014 U.S. Open Tennis Championships was announced Wednesday. Serena Williams, who has won the event two years in a row, is seeded No. 1, while Maria Sharapova comes in at No. 5. 

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The top eight seeds are as follows:

1. Serena Williams
2. Simona​ Halep
3. Petra Kvitova
4. Agnieszka Radwanska
5. Maria Sharapova
6. Angelique​ Kerber
7. Eugenie​ Bouchard
8. Ana Ivanovic

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The U.S Open begins on Aug. 25 and runs through Sept. 8. The event is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. 

- Molly Geary

 

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