World # 1 Caroline Wozniacki Named Top Women's Seed at 2011 US Open
August 23, 2011FLUSHING, N.Y., August 23, 2011 – The USTA announced today that world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark has been named the top seed in women's singles at the 2011 US Open. The 2011 US Open will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., August 29 – September 11. The US Open Women's Singles Championship is presented by JPMorgan Chase.
Wozniacki, the 2009 US Open runner-up, is the No. 1 seed at the US Open for the second consecutive year and is seeking her first Grand Slam title. She will be followed by No. 2 seed Vera Zvonareva of Russia, who reached the final of both the US Open and Wimbledon last year. 2006 US Open champion Maria Sharapova of Russia is seeded third, followed by No. 4 seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. Three-time US Open champion Serena Williams is seeded No. 28.
For 2011, the US Open followed the WTA rankings to determine the women's singles seeds. This is the tenth consecutive year that the US Open has seeded 32 players in both singles events.
"After careful deliberation regarding Serena Williams' seeding, we decided to maintain the objective criteria in place to determine the women's singles seeds at this year's US Open," said Jim Curley, US Open Tournament Director and Chief Professional Tournaments Officer, USTA.
Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic is seeded fifth, and 2011 French Open champion Li Na of China is seeded sixth. 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy and Marion Bartoli of France are seeded seventh and eighth, respectively.
The singles draws for the 2011 US Open will be revealed live during a one-hour special edition of SportsCenter on ESPN, Thursday, August 25 at 12 PM ET. Defending US Open men's champion Rafael Nadal will make an appearance from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
2011 US Open Women's Singles Seeds
1. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark
2. Vera Zvonareva, Russia
3. Maria Sharapova, Russia
4. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus
5. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
6. Na Li, China
7. Francesca Schiavone, Italy
8. Marion Bartoli, France
9. Samantha Stosur, Australia
10. Andrea Petkovic, Germany
11. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia
12. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland
13. Shuai Peng, China
14. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia
15. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
16. Ana Ivanovic, Serbia
17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia
18. Roberta Vinci, Italy
19. Julia Goerges, Germany
20. Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium
21. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia
22. Sabine Lisicki, Germany
23. Shahar Peer, Israel
24. Nadia Petrova, Russia
25. Maria Kirilenko, Russia
26. Flavia Pennetta, Italy
27. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic
28. Serena Williams, United States
29. Jarmila Gajdosova, Australia
30. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain
31. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia
32. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Spain