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Serena Williams will be seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open as she tries to do something she's never done: win a second consecutive title at Flushing Meadows.
Williams is a four-time champion at the U.S. Open, including in 2012. Only Chris Evert, with six, and Steffi Graf, 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 Tuesday in announcing the 32 seeded women, including Victoria Azarenka at No. 2, and Maria Sharapova at No. 3. Williams is one of three seeded Americans: No. 16 Sloane Stephens and No. 24 Jamie Hampton are the others.
Venus Williams, who won the U.S. Open in 2000 and 2001, is the only unseeded past champion.
BEST OF MAXIM
Serena went on Letterman show with this on.
I can't tell who has the bigger head.
Top-ranked Serena Williams wilted just one set away from a breakthrough win at a tournament that has eluded her all her career.
Williams had never won a Cincinnati title. She was trying for her second championship in two weeks, fresh off her championship in Toronto.
She dominated the first set, then fell apart, giving No. 2 Victoria Azarenka a chance to rally for a 2-6, 6-2, 7...
Less than a week before the U.S. Open starts at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY on August 26 and it appears a dark horse candidate may have emerged as a threat to Serena Williams, the defending women’s champion and the top-ranked female tennis player in the world. Is it Maria “I’m not really changing my name to Sugarpova that was just a joke” Sharapova? Or...
FLUSHING, N.Y., August 20, 2013 – The USTA announced today that world No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams has been named the top seed in women’s singles at the 2013 US Open. The 2013 US Open will be played August 26 – September 9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center […]
HAVING A BALL
Back on Wednesday, New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert participated at the “Delta Open”, an all-day ping-pong event held in New York City’s Madison Square Park. During the tournament, Shumpert got a chance to face off against tennis player Serena Williams and below is just a few videos of his face-off against her: Below is a video of Iman facing off against Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist:
Hoodies and sweats never look as good on me as they do here on Nike's athletes but star power, killer talent and good looks always helps a cause. Watch for Maria Sharapova, Li Na, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal above wearing Nike's new Tech Pack line (aka upscale sweatshirts and sportswear), said to be designed to fit athletes more perfectly than ever before. Good thing...
Delta Air Lines hosted the “Delta Open” at Madison Square Park Wednesday, a day-long ping pong tournament featuring tennis star, Serena Williams, Yankees outfielder, Brett Gardner, and Rangers goalie, Henrik Lundqvist. Knicks guard, Iman Shumpert got the chance to battle it out with Serena but couldn’t pull out the win.
[Brett Gardner, Henrik Lundqvist, Iman Shumpert &...