- Associated Press - Saturday, August 25, 2012

Women to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:

VICTORIA AZARENKA

Seeded: 1

Age: 23

Country: Belarus

2012 Match Record: 48-7

2012 Singles Titles: 4

Career Singles Titles: 12

Major Titles: 1 _ Australian Open (‘12)

Last 5 U.S. Opens: `11-Lost in 3rd Round, `10-2nd, `09-3rd, `08-3rd, `07-4th

Topspin: U.S. Open is the only Grand Slam tournament where she hasn’t been past the fourth round _ and she’s only made it that far once in New York, way back in 2007. Her game, though, should be better-suited for Flushing Meadows’ hard courts. … Won her first major title in January at the Australian Open. … Her 26-match winning streak was the longest at the start of a season since 1997.

AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA

Seeded: 2

Age: 23

Country: Poland

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