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Agassi, Clijsters get No. 1 seedings for Open

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NEW YORK (AP) - Andre Agassi and Kim Clijsters were seeded No. 1 Monday for the U.S. Open.

Agassi counts the 1994 and 1999 Opens among his eight major titles, while Clijsters is seeking her first Grand Slam victory. They top the current rankings.

Clijsters and French Open winner Justine Henin-Hardenne make Belgium the first country other than the United States to have women seeded Nos. 1 and 2 at the Open.

It's also the first time since 1994 that an American woman wasn't seeded in the top two.

The 1998 Open champion, Lindsay Davenport, is No. 3, followed by 2000-01 champion Venus Williams, Amelie Mauresmo and Jennifer Capriati.

After Agassi - at 33, the oldest man ever ranked No. 1 - Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is seeded second, with French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero third, and Andy Roddick fourth.

Neither defending champion is entered for the first time since 1971 (Margaret Smith Court, Ken Rosewall). Pete Sampras hasn't played at all since beating Agassi in last year's final, while Williams' younger sister Serena is out after left knee surgery.

The draw for the U.S. Open is Wednesday, and play starts Aug. 25.

08/18/03 17:37 EDT

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are these the real seeds? I was confused by the seeds released a month ago :confused:
 

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its amazing that neither defending champ is playing :eek:

and a real loss for the tournament IMO :(
 

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are these the real seeds? I was confused by the seeds released a month ago :confused:
These are the real seeds. What you saw last month were the probable players for the US Open. I had a feeling they would be announced today, but I thought they would have been announced this morning.
 

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http://cbs.sportsline.com/tennis/story/6573298


Agassi, Clijsters get No. 1 seedings for Open Aug. 18, 2003
SportsLine.com wire reports

NEW YORK -- Andre Agassi and Kim Clijsters were seeded No. 1 Monday for the U.S. Open.


Agassi counts the 1994 and 1999 Opens among his eight major titles, while Clijsters is seeking her first Grand Slam victory. They top the current rankings.

Clijsters and French Open winner Justine Henin-Hardenne make Belgium the first country other than the United States to have women seeded Nos. 1 and 2 at the Open.

It's also the first time since 1994 that an American woman wasn't seeded in the top two.

The 1998 Open champion, Lindsay Davenport, is No. 3, followed by 2000-01 champion Venus Williams, Amelie Mauresmo and Jennifer Capriati.

After Agassi -- at 33, the oldest man ever ranked No. 1 -- Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is seeded second, with French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero third, and Andy Roddick fourth.

Neither defending champion is entered for the first time since 1971 (Margaret Smith Court, Ken Rosewall). Pete Sampras hasn't played at all since beating Agassi in last year's final, while Williams' younger sister Serena is out after left knee surgery.

The draw for the U.S. Open is Wednesday, and play starts Aug. 25.



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Why does the article point out that an American isn't seeded as high this year? People on this board and in tennis don't root for nationalities. They root for the underdogs. That's why people root against Venus and Serena, right? That's what everybody here seems to say.
 

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.....you can read that article at:

http://www.tenniscorner.net --> News

Agassi, Clijsters get No. 1 seedings for Open


August 18, 2003
NEW YORK (AP) -- Andre Agassi and Kim Clijsters were seeded No. 1 Monday for the U.S. Open.

Agassi counts the 1994 and 1999 Opens among his eight major titles, while Clijsters is seeking her first Grand Slam victory. They top the current rankings.

Clijsters and French Open winner Justine Henin-Hardenne make Belgium the first country other than the United States to have women seeded Nos. 1 and 2 at the Open.


It's also the first time since 1994 that an American woman wasn't seeded in the top two.

The 1998 Open champion, Lindsay Davenport, is No. 3, followed by 2000-01 champion Venus Williams, Amelie Mauresmo and Jennifer Capriati.

After Agassi -- at 33, the oldest man ever ranked No. 1 -- Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is seeded second, with French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero third, and Andy Roddick fourth.

Neither defending champion is entered for the first time since 1971 (Margaret Smith Court, Ken Rosewall). Pete Sampras hasn't played at all since beating Agassi in last year's final, while Williams' younger sister Serena is out after left knee surgery.

The draw for the U.S. Open is Wednesday, and play starts Aug. 25.


Updated on Monday, Aug 18, 2003 5:39 pm EDT



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The same article has been posted in the thread 3 times
 

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Shoot. I wanted Venus to be seeded 5, 6, or 7. That would have been wayyyyyy interesting. Shoot. :fiery:
 

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Just time for a quick post. Here is the complete seeds list:

1. Kim Clijsters (Bel)
2. Justine Henin-Hardenne (Bel)
3. Lindsay Davenport (US)
4. Venus Williams (US)
5. Amelie Mauresmo (Fra)
6. Jennifer Capriati (US)
7. Anastasia Myskina (Rus)
8. Chanda Rubin (US)
9. Daniela Hantuchova (Svk)
10. Magdelena Maleeva (Bul)
11. Elena Dementieva (Rus)
12. Conchita Martinez (Esp)
13. Vera Zvonareva (Rus)
14. Amanda Coetzer (Rsa)
15. Ai Sugiyama (Jpn)
16. Elena Bovina (Rus)
17. Meghann Shaughnessy (US)
18. Patty Snyder (Sui)
19. Nadia Petrova (Rus)
20. Silvia Farina Elia (Ita)
21. Anna Pistolesi (Isr)
22. Jelena Dokic (Yug)
23. Nathalie Dechy (Fra)
24. Paola Suarez (Arg)
25. Eleni Daniilidou (Gre)
26. Lina Krasnoroutskaya (Rus)
27. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus)
28. Lisa Raymond (US)
29. Francesca Schiavone (Ita)
30. Magui Serna (Esp)
31. Alexandra Stevenson (US)
32. Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian (Sui)
 

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venus should of gotten #2 considering she got to the finals last year, but it does not matter anyways. Venus does not care what the seeds are.

Go Venus! Show them all!!!!!!!
 

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Since Alexandra Stevenson had to withdraw from the Pilot Pen tournament today (right shoulder) and Amelie Mauresmo's health a question, you could possiblly have two more people move up and be seeded.
 

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Brian Stewart said:
18. Patty Snyder (Sui)
Brian made a Freudian slip here! :p As Hofmann is liable to Panic and Pull Peppermint Patty out of the Party, maybe Tara Snyder will get the #18 seed after all! :devil:
 
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