Sports Now

Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond

« Previous Post | Sports Now Home | Next Post »

With Serena Williams out, Caroline Wozniacki is top U.S. Open seed

Wozniacki_400 When top-ranked Serena Williams, who has already won the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, withdrew last week from the U.S. Open because of a foot injury (she cut it on glass at a restaurant shortly after Wimbledon), the women's draw became more unpredictable than any other in recent memory.

Caroline Wozniacki, who is ranked second in the world and is coming off a big hardcourt tournament win at Montreal, where she beat Wimbledon finalist Vera Zvonareva and La Costa winner Svetlana Kuznetsova on her way to the championship, and who was the 2009 Open runner-up, is seeded first with 2009 champion Kim Clijsters seeded second.

Two-time Open champion Venus Williams, whose most recent title at Flushing Meadow was in 2001, is seeded third, and Jelena Jankovic, the 2008 Open runner-up, is the fourth-seeded player.

The draw will take place Thursday at 9 a.m. PDT and will be televised live on ESPN2.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Caroline Wozniacki in the Rogers Cup final on Monday. Credit: Dave Sidaway / Postmedia News / MCT

 
Comments  ()

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video


About the Reporters
Sports Now is written by the entire Sports department of the L.A. Times.



Tweets and retweets from L.A. Times staff writers.

Categories


Archives
 


Bleacher Report | Los Angeles

Reader contributions from Times partner Bleacher Report

More on Bleacher Report »




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: