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Serena Williams Seeded No. 1 for U.S. Open

Serena Williams of the United States in action against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during a Women's Singles Third Round match on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Serena Williams of the United States in action against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during a Women’s Singles Third Round match on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

*Serena Williams will look to rebound from her loss at the Olympic Games earlier this month with her run at the U.S. Open, where she’ll enter as the No. 1 seeded woman, the U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday.

Novak Djokovic was named the No. 1 seed on the men’s side.

Williams barely held on to that top spot in the rankings following her early exit in Rio without winning a medal. Djokovic also fell short of a medal in Rio, and both have since blamed injuries for their struggles.

Williams said she was dealing with a right shoulder issue, while Djokovic said his left wrist was sore.

This marks the fifth time Williams enters Flushing Meadows as the top seed; she has won the tournament six times.

The U.S. Open runs from Aug. 29 through Sept. 11 in New York.

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