Azarenka named top seed for US Open

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World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, the reigning Australian Open champion, was named on Wednesday as top seed for the US Open women’s tournament that begins Monday. World No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, who lost the Wimbledon final to 14-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, was named the second seed for the fortnight on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts. Russian Maria Sharapova, who completed a career Grand Slam with her fourth major title at this year’s French Open, was named the third seed while Williams, a three-time US Open winner, was named the fourth seed.