- Associated Press - Friday, August 22, 2014

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

SERENA WILLIAMS

Seeded: 1

Ranked: 1

Age: 32

Country: United States

2014 Match Record: 38-6

2014 Singles Titles: 5

Career Singles Titles: 62

Major Titles: 17 - U.S. Open (‘99, ‘02, ‘08, ‘12, ‘13), Wimbledon (‘02, ‘03, ‘09, ‘10, ‘12), Australian Open (‘03, ‘05, ‘07, ‘09, ‘10), French Open (‘02, ‘13)

Last 5 U.S. Opens: ‘13-Won Championship, ‘12-Won Championship, ‘11-Lost in Final, ‘10-Did Not Play, ‘09-SF

Topspin: At majors in 2014, lost in fourth round at Australian Open, second round at French Open, third round at Wimbledon. … Two-time defending champion at U.S. Open; trying to win three consecutive titles at one of tennis’ major tournaments for first time. … Last woman with a “three-peat” in New York was Chris Evert, who won four trophies in a row from 1975-78.

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SIMONA HALEP

Seeded: 2

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