She may be nursing a shoulder injury, but six time US Open winner Serena Williams has been ranked top seed for the tournament.   It’s her fifth time as the top seed at Flushing Meadows. Williams has not played a match since her disappointing exit at the Rio Olympics.  Meanwhile in men’s rankings, Novak Djokovic is placed at No. 1.

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Williams has stunned us by winning the tournament six times but last year she faced trouble handling Roberta Vinci in the semifinals, which stopped the American’s bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam. Williams also was nearly overtaken atop by the WTA rankings by No. 2 Angelique Kerber but stayed at No. 1 this week as the U.S. Tennis Association announced the men’s and women’s rankings on Tuesday. Garbine Muguruza now ranked 3, and Agnieszka Radwanska is placed No. 4.

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The draw for the US Open is scheduled on Friday with some of the major players taking the court and the tournament kick-starts from Monday.

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