NEW YORK - Two-time defending champion Serena Williams was named the top seed Wednesday for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tennis showdown that opens Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts.
Serena Williams serves against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during a final match on day 9 of the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio
World number one Williams was also the US Open top seed in 2002 and 2013 and each time went on to win the title. She also won the US Open crown in 1999, 2008 and 2012.
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