US Open 2009 Women’s Seeding

In a Grand Slam event like the US Open the top 32 ranked players are seeded. This ensures that the seeded players cannot player each other until the 3rd round.

A Grand Slam tournament main draw for the singles event consists of 128 players. After the 1st two rounds are played only 32 players remain. This is when all of the seeded players begin to play off against each other, IF and that’s a big “IF” they all win their 1st two matches against the lower ranked women who are unseeded.

The number of seeded players in the women’s singles draw from each of the following countries is in brackets and are as follows:

Russia has the most seeded players with 8, which means 1 in very 4 seeds are Russian women. Russia (8), Switzerland (2), France (2), Serbia (2), China (2), Italy (2), USA (2), Ukraine (1), Germany (1), Denmark (1), Romania (1), Hungary (1), Belarus (1), Poland (1), Spain (1), Estonia (1), Slovakia (1), Austria (1) and Australia (1).

Top half of the draw:

  • (1) Dinara Safina versus (27) Alisa Kleybanova
  • (19) Patty Schynder v. (16) Virginie Razzano
  • (11) Ana Ivanovic v. (23) Sabine Lisicki
  • (30) Alona Bondarenko v. (5) Jelena Jankovic
  • (4) Elena Dementieva v. (29) Maria Sharapova
  • (21) Zheng Jie v. (13) Nadia Petrova
  • (9) Caroline Wozniacki v. (24) Sorana Cirstea
  • (32) Agnes Szavay v. (6) Svetlana Kuznetsova

Bottom half of the draw:

  • (8) Victoria Azarenka v. (26) Francesca Schiavone
  • (18) Li Na v. (12) Agnieszka Radwanska
  • (14) Marion Bartoli v. (20) Anabel Medina Garrigues
  • (25) Kaia Kanepi v. (3) Venus Williams
  • (7) Vera Zvonareva v. (31) Elena Vesnina
  • (17) Amelie Mauresmo v. (10) Flavia Pennetta
  • (15) Samantha Stosur v. (22) Daniela Hantuchova
  • (28) Sybille Bammer v. (2) Serena Williams

Pictured above is the 26 year old Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova whilst executing her serve. The No.22 seed is demonstrating good form just after the impact point and whilst her racquet is decelerating. The former world No.5 is seeded to meet the big serving Aussie Samantha Stosur in the 3rd round.

Stay tuned to this tennis website for further updates about the 2009 US Open singles events. Click this link to see an index of all 2009 US Open posts -> US Open 2009: Aug 25 – Sep 14.

Today’s POST is dedicated to Carlos Moya. Moya was born on this day in 1976. The Spaniard has won 1 Grand Slam singles title thus far: the French Open in 1998. He first achieved his highest career ranking of No.1 on 15 March 1999.

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Creative Commons License photo credit: Vedia

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