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NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams has been seeded 28th for the U.S.

Open, which is sticking with its policy of following the rankings

instead of taking into account players’ past

performances.

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Williams leads active women with 13 Grand Slam titles, including

three at Flushing Meadows. She recently won consecutive hard-court

tuneup tournaments at Stanford and Toronto.

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A former No. 1, the American is ranked 29th this week. That’s up

from 175th in July, a few weeks after she returned to the tour

following nearly a year off because of a series of health

problems.

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Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki is seeded No. 1, followed by Vera

Zvonareva. Two-time reigning U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters, who

is ranked No. 3, will miss the tournament with a stomach muscle

injury.

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