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U.S. OPEN

Agassi, Clijsters Seeded No. 1

August 19, 2003|From Associated Press

NEW YORK — Andre Agassi and Kim Clijsters were seeded No. 1 Monday for the U.S. Open.

Clijsters and French Open winner Justine Henin-Hardenne make Belgium the first country other than the United States to have women seeded Nos. 1 and 2 at the Open. It's also the first time since 1994 that an American woman wasn't seeded in the top two.

The 1998 Open champion, Lindsay Davenport, is No. 3, followed by two-time champion Venus Williams.

After Agassi -- at 33, the oldest man ranked No. 1 -- Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is seeded second, with French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero third, and Andy Roddick fourth.

Neither defending champion is entered for the first time since 1971. Pete Sampras hasn't played since beating Agassi in last year's final, while Williams' younger sister, Serena, is out after left knee surgery.

The draw will be held Wednesday, and play starts Monday.

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