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Well, she was never out. This is an additional indication that she may show up after all. Check this article. BTW, spare me if it has already been posted.
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Andre Agassi, Kim Clijsters Receive 2003 US Open Top Seeds
Monday, August 18, 2003

FLUSHING, N.Y., August 18, 2003 – The USTA announced that two-time US Open champion Andre Agassi of the United States and World No. 1 Kim Clijsters of Belgium will be seeded No. 1 at the 2003 US Open in men’s and women’s singles, respectively. The 2003 US Open will be played at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., August 25 - September 7.

Agassi, the reigning Australian Open champion and current World No. 1, will be followed by No. 2 Roger Federer of Switzerland, the current Wimbledon champion; No. 3 Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain, the reigning French Open champion; and No. 4 Andy Roddick of the United States, who won consecutive Tennis Masters Series events in Montreal and Cincinnati during the past two weeks.

Clijsters, a two-time Grand Slam runner-up, will be followed by countrywoman Justine Henin-Hardenne, the reigning French Open Champion; and two Americans: No. 3 Lindsay Davenport, the 1998 US Open champion and No. 4 Venus Williams, a two-time US Open champion in 2000 and 2001 and last year’s runner-up.

Clijsters and Henin-Hardenne are the first women ever from the same country other than the United States to be seeded Nos. 1 and 2 at the US Open.

For 2003, the US Open continued the practice of following the ATP Entry System and WTA Tour rankings to determine the men’s and women’s singles seeds. This is the third consecutive year that the US Open has seeded 32 players in both singles events.

Agassi, 33, the oldest player to be ranked No. 1 in the ATP Entry System, enters the US Open as the No. 1 seed for the third time in his career (1995, 2000). He won his eighth career Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open in January. Agassi owns a 62-15 record at the US Open and has reached the singles final here five times since 1990. He was runner-up last year to Pete Sampras. Agassi won the first of his two US Open titles as an unseeded player in 1994.

Clijsters, 20, took over the No. 1 spot on the WTA Tour rankings on August 11 after winning her tour-leading sixth singles title of the year. Clijsters reached her second French Open final in June and was a semifinalist at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year. She owns as a 10-4 record in four appearances at the US Open with her best showing in 2001 when she reached the quarterfinals. Clijsters ended 2002 ranked No. 4 after defeating Serena Williams in the final of the WTA Tour season-ending championships.

The draw for the 2003 US Open will take place on Wednesday, August 20 at 12 noon at the United Nations in New York City.

2003 US Open Men’s and Women’s Singles Seeds
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Men 					Women 
1. Andre Agassi, United States 		Kim Clijsters, Belgium 
2. Roger Federer, Switzerland 		Justine Henin-Hardenne, Belgium 
3. Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spain 		Lindsay Davenport, United States 
4. Andy Roddick, United States 		[color=red][b]Venus Williams, United States[/b][/color]
5. Guillermo Coria, Argentina 		Amelie Mauresmo, France 
6. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia 		Jennifer Capriati, United States 
7. Carlos Moya, Spain 			Anastasia Myskina, Russia 
8. Rainer Schuettler, Germany 		Chanda Rubin, United States 
9. Sebastien Grosjean, France 		Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia 
10. Jiri Novak, Czech Republic 		Magdalena Maleeva, Bulgaria 
11. Paradorn Srichaphan, Thailand 	Elena Dementieva, Russia 
12. Sjeng Schalken, Netherlands 	Conchita Martinez, Spain 
13. David Nalbandian, Argentina 	Vera Zvonareva, Russia 
14. Gustavo Kuerten, Brazil 		Amanda Coetzer, South Africa 
15. Fernando Gonzalez, Chile 		Ai Sugiyama, Japan 
16. Martin Verkerk, Netherlands 	Elena Bovina, Russia 
17. Tommy Robredo, Spain 		Meghann Shaughnessy, United States 
18. Max Mirnyi, Belarus 		Patty Schnyder, Switzerland 
19. Agustin Calleri, Argentina 		Nadia Petrova, Russia 
20. Mark Philippoussis, Australia 	Silvia Farina-Elia, Italy 
21. Felix Mantilla, Spain 		Anna Pistolesi, Israel 
22. Younes El Aynaoui, Morocco 		Jelena Dokic, Yugoslavia 
23. Wayne Ferreira, South Africa 	Nathalie Dechy, France 
24. Mardy Fish, United States 		Paola Suarez, Argentina 
25. Albert Costa, Spain 		Eleni Daniilidou, Greece 
26. Marat Safin, Russia 		Lina Krasnoroutskaya, Russia 
27. Mariano Zabaleta, Argentina 	Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia 
28. Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Russia 		Lisa Raymond, United States 
29. Feliciano Lopez, Spain 		Francesca Schiavone, Italy 
30. Gaston Gaudio, Argentina 		Magui Serna, Spain 
31. Arnaud Clement, France 		Alexandra Stevenson, United States 
32. Vincent Spadea, United States 	Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian, Switzerland
The US Open is the highest annually attended sporting event in the world. Over 100 million viewers watched the 2002 US Open on CBS Sports and USA Network, and international broadcasts reached 165 countries.
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Tomorrow, the draw will give us a further confirmation.
 

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Well, I don't know why you are so sure about it from this article. After all, Venus does have a history of pulling out of tournaments or matches at the very last minute. I think Venus will try to be fully fit for the Open but her comments after the French Open make me think that she will definitely pull out if she is not 100%, but then again it is home turf and Serena is out.
 

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MartinaI said:
Well, I don't know why you are so sure about it from this article. After all, Venus does have a history of pulling out of tournaments or matches at the very last minute. I think Venus will try to be fully fit for the Open but her comments after the French Open make me think that she will definitely pull out if she is not 100%, but then again it is home turf and Serena is out.
At the French it was different. The French the matches last longer,etc. At Wimbledon and the Open she can afford to be less than 100 % and still win....´cause hardcourts are her surface and there aren´t that many people who can beat her ( if there are any who can, with Serena out.)
 

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as you said, since she was never OUT.. this is not really news..
if she is injured, she'll probably wait a few more days to see if she can possibly heal up a bit more...

what I want to see is Venus williams on the court at the USO, then I'll believe it.
 

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MartinaI said:
Well, I don't know why you are so sure about it from this article. After all, Venus does have a history of pulling out of tournaments or matches at the very last minute.
My answer is at the top of the thread:
Well, she was never out. This is an additional indication that she may show up after all.
Some people! :confused: :confused:
 

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Malin said:
There is no way she will pull out now that Serena is injured and not playing. This may be her last chance to win one.
:rolleyes:
 

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Yeah i agree its Venus' golden oppurtunity to sneak a slam win (a la Graf at 1993 RG etc ) and get even with her one-time nemesis Martina Hingis as far as the GS tally goes but she'll never imho catch up with her at the weeks at # 1 !
 

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I dont want to put a downer on this, put how many tournaments have the Williams sisters turned up to, and then pulled out of. I think USTA will leave it as late as possible to announce a withdrawel, so that they can sell more tickets for the early rounds.
 
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