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US Open seeds announced; draw to be made at 11am (EST) August 23

World No. 1's Roger Federer and Amelie Mauresmo Named 2006 US Open Top Seeds
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
FLUSHING, N.Y., August 22, 2006 - The USTA today announced that two-time defending US Open champion and world No. 1 Roger Federer of Switzerland and reigning Australian Open & Wimbledon champion and world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo of France will be seeded No. 1 at the 2006 US Open in men's and women's singles, respectively. The 2006 US Open will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., August 28 - September 10.

Federer, the reigning US Open, Wimbledon and Australian Open champion, will be followed by No. 2 Rafael Nadal of Spain, the reigning French Open champion; No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia; No. 4 David Nalbandian of Argentina; and No. 5 James Blake of Fairfield, Conn.

Mauresmo, who is seeded No. 1 at the US Open for the first time, is followed by No. 2 seed Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium, the 2003 US Open champion and reigning French Open champion; No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova of Russia, the 2004 Wimbledon champion; No. 4 seed Elena Dementieva of Russia, the 2004 US Open runner-up; and No. 5 seed Nadia Petrova of Russia. World No. 2 Kim Clijsters of Belgium, the reigning US Open champion, withdrew from the tournament on Sunday with a left wrist injury.

In addition, five former Grand Slam champions are unseeded in the men's and women's draws, including two-time US Open champions Andre Agassi (1994 & '99) and Serena Williams (1999 & '02), both of the U.S., 2000 US Open champion Marat Safin of Russia, 1998 French Open champion Carlos Moya of Spain and 2002 Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson of Sweden.

No. 9 seed Andy Roddick of Austin, Texas and No. 16 seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia clinched the 2006 US Open Series men's and women's titles, and will both play for a potential $1 million in bonus prize money at the US Open.

Federer, 25, has won seven titles this year, including the ATP Masters Series events in Indian Wells, Miami and Toronto. Federer will attempt to join Ivan Lendl (1985-87) and John McEnroe (1979-81) as the only men to win three consecutive US Open men's singles titles in the Open Era. The eight-time Grand Slam champion has held the No. 1 world ranking since January 2004.

Mauresmo, 27, has won four titles this year, including her first two Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Mauresmo will attempt to become the first woman to win three Grand Slam titles in one year since Serena Williams in 2002. She has reached the quarterfinals or better at the US Open every year since 2001, reaching the semifinals in 2002.

For 2006, the US Open continued the practice of following the ATP and WTA Tour rankings to determine the men's and women's singles seeds. This is the fifth consecutive year that the US Open has seeded 32 players in both singles events.

The singles draws for the 2006 US Open will be conducted tomorrow, Wednesday, August 23 at 11 a.m. at the United Nations in New York City.

Women

1. Amelie Mauresmo, France
2. Justine Henin-Hardenne, Belgium
3. Maria Sharapova, Russia
4. Elena Dementieva, Russia
5. Nadia Petrova, Russia
6. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
7. Patty Schnyder, Switzerland
8. Martina Hingis, Switzerland
9. Nicole Vaidisova, Czech Republic
10. Lindsay Davenport, United States
11. Anastasia Myskina, Russia
12. Dinara Safina, Russia
13. Mary Pierce, France
14. Francesca Schiavone, Italy
15. Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany
16. Ana Ivanovic, Serbia
17. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovak Republic
18. Flavia Pennetta, Italy
19. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia
20. Maria Kirilenko, Russia
21. Shahar Peer, Israel
22. Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia
23. Anna Chakvetadze, Russia
24. Na Li, China
25. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain
26. Marion Bartoli, France
27. Tatiana Golovin, France
28. Ai Sugiyama, Japan
29. Jie Zheng, China
30. Venus Williams, United States
31. Nathalie Dechy, France
32. Elena Likhovtseva, Russia

Men

1. Roger Federer, Switzerland
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Ivan Ljubicic, Croatia
4. David Nalbandian, Argentina
5. James Blake, United States
6. Tommy Robredo, Spain
7. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia
8. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus
9. Andy Roddick, United States
10. Fernando Gonzalez, Chile
11. David Ferrer, Spain
12. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic
13. Jarkko Nieminen, Finland
14. Tommy Haas, Germany
15. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia
16. Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spain
17. Andy Murray, Great Britain
18. Robby Ginepri, United States
19. Dominik Hrbaty, Slovak Republic
20. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
21. Gaston Gaudio, Argentina
22. Fernando Verdasco, Spain
23. Dmitry Tursunov, Russia
24. Jose Acasuso, Argentina
25. Richard Gasquet, France
26. Olivier Rochus, Belgium
27. Gael Monfils, France
28. Agustin Calleri, Argentina
29. Jonas Bjorkman, Sweden
30. Sebastien Grosjean, France
31. Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentina
32. Kristof Vliegen, Belgium

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Damn it I'll be out of town while the draw is made

Good to see Venus on the list, looks like she is going to play after all

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I love seeing Venus at 30!
Time to make some noise!
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Martina is #8 seed Just hope she gets a decent draw

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In a short few months, Martina Hingis managed to be seeded number 8 at the USO.
What an accomplishment!!!

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Damn it I'll be out of town while the draw is made

Good to see Venus on the list, looks like she is going to play after all
Still too early to tell. It is Venus we are talking about.
Didn't she make the trip to Canada, then withdrew.

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Martina is #8 seed Just hope she gets a decent draw
I'm hoping for Dementieva's quarter and Mauresmo's half.

But knowing her luck she'll be in Justine's quarter, Lindsay's eighth, Venus's 1/16, and have Serena first round.

At least she can't get into Kim's quarter again
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I want Martina to draw Ai 3rd rd and Nastya 4th rd...tough I know, but could be some great matches!
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Looks like we could have some really good matches early...we'll see how the draw plays out tomorrow!!

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I'm really excited about the draw tomorrow. Can't wait!
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i think Hingis will get Mauresmo's quarter, and Dementieva's half
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I love seeing Venus at 30!
Time to make some noise!
Damn straight! I almost like it better when she has a low seed!

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SEEDED

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Martina Hingis has won Roland Garros 2007!!!!!!!!!!
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yeah! yeah! yeah! they spinnin'!!! Hot damn!!! Can't wait!
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w00t! So excited.. U.S. Open night matches = tennis watching heaven.

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