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US Open: Top 16 Seeds' Histories

Defending champion Serena Williams is among five former US Open winners in this year's field.

Published August 21, 2013 12:01

US Open: Top 16 Seeds' Histories
Serena Williams

NEW YORK, NY, USA - The US Open seeds are out, and defending champion Serena Williams is the favorite. However, based on the fact that she pushed Williams to the limit in last year's final and beat her in last week's Cincinnati final, a triumph in Flushing Meadows by Victoria Azarenka would surprise few. Here are the credentials of Williams, Azarenka, the rest of the Top 16 seeds and a few other potential contenders:

1. Serena Williams (USA)
14th appearance (65-9)
Best result: Champion (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (16): 1999 US Open, 2002 French Open, 2002 Wimbledon, 2002 US Open, 2003 Australian Open, 2003 Wimbledon, 2005 Australian Open, 2007 Australian Open, 2008 US Open, 2009 Australian Open, 2009 Wimbledon, 2010 Australian Open, 2010 Wimbledon, 2012 Wimbledon, 2012 US Open, 2013 French Open

2. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
8th appearance (18-7)
Best result: R-Up (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (2): 2012 Australian Open, 2013 Australian Open

3. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
8th appearance (13-7)
Best result: 4r (2007, 2008, 2012)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2012 Wimbledon

4. Sara Errani (ITA)
7th appearance (11-6)
Best result: SF (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2012 French Open

5. Li Na (CHN)
8th appearance (12-7)
Best result: QF (2009)
Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2011 French Open

6. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
7th appearance (20-6)
Best result: R-Up (2009)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2009 US Open

7. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
6th appearance (8-5)
Best result: 4r (2009, 2012)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2011 Wimbledon

8. Angelique Kerber (GER)
6th appearance (9-5)
Best result: SF (2011)
Best Grand Slam result: SF (2): 2011 US Open, 2012 Wimbledon

9. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
10th appearance (27-11)
Best result: R-Up (2008)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2008 US Open

10. Roberta Vinci (ITA)
11th appearance (7-10)
Best result: QF (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: QF (1): 2012 US Open

11. Samantha Stosur (AUS)
10th appearance (17-8)
Best result: Champion (2011)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2011 US Open

12. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
5th appearance (4-4)
Best result: 3r (2009)
Best Grand Slam result: SF (1): 2013 Wimbledon

13. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
9th appearance (16-8)
Best result: QF (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2008 French Open

14. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
11th appearance (17-10)
Best result: 4r (2011)
Best Grand Slam result: QF (3): 2010 Australian Open, 2012 Wimbledon, 2013 French Open

15. Sloane Stephens (USA)
3rd appearance (4-2)
Best result: 3r (2011, 2012)
Best Grand Slam result: SF (1): 2013 Australian Open

16. Sabine Lisicki (GER)
6th appearance (5-5)
Best result: 4r (2011)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2013 Wimbledon

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27. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
11th appearance (31-9)
Best result: Champion (2004)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (2): 2004 US Open, 2009 French Open

Venus Williams (USA)
15th appearance (61-11)
Best result: Champion (2000, 2001)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (7): 2000 Wimbledon, 2000 US Open, 2001 Wimbledon, 2001 US Open, 2005 Wimbledon, 2007 Wimbledon, 2008 Wimbledon

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