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US Open seeds: Wozniacki fifth, Pliskova top

NEW YORK, NY, USA - The last Grand Slam of the calendar gets underway on Monday, and the field is tough with 13 of the Top 16 seeds having reached the second week or better at least once at the US Open in their careers.

It will be a full-circle moment for Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Wozniacki, who both used the 2016 US Open as a launchpad and have enjoyed a successful year since.

Caroline Wozniacki is in the top eight seeds one year after her stunning run to the US Open semifinals, while world number one Karolina Pliskova is the top seed.
Last year, Pliskova stunned Serena Williams to reach the final, and she’s capped off her rise by claiming the WTA World No.1 ranking and top seed position.

Wozniacki, who has never won a Grand Slam, entered last year's tournament unseeded and ranked No.74 but finished it with a stunning run to the semifinals, before returning to the WTA’s Top 10 earlier this season.

Read on to delve into the Grand Slam résumés of the Top 16 seeds, and their best results on the US Open courts.

1. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
5th appearance (8-4)
Best result: Runner-up (2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Runner-up - 2016 US Open

2. Simona Halep (ROU)
8th appearance (16-7)
Best result: SF (2015)
Best Grand Slam result: Runner-up - 2014 French Open, 2017 French Open

3. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP)
5th appearance (2-4)
Best result: 2R (2015, 2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (2) - 2016 French Open, 2017 Wimbledon

4. Elina Svitolina (UKR)
6th appearance (5-5)
Best result: 3R (2015, 2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Quarterfinals - 2015 French Open, 2017 French Open

5. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
11th appearance (34-10)
Best result: Runner-up (2009, 2014)
Best Grand Slam result: Runner-up - 2009 US Open, 2014 US Open

6. Angelique Kerber (GER)
10th appearance (23-8)
Best result: Champion (2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (2) - 2016 Australian Open, 2016 US Open

7. Johanna Konta (GBR)
5th appearance (7-4)
Best result: 4R (2015, 2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Semifinals - 2016 Australian Open, 2017 Wimbledon

8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
15th appearance (34-13)
Best result: Champion (2004)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (2) - 2004 US Open, 2009 French Open

9. Venus Williams (USA)
29th appearance (71-15)
Best result: Champion (2000, 2001)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (7) - 2000 Wimbledon,  2000 US Open, 2001 Wimbledon, 2001 US Open, 2005 Wimbledon, 2007 Wimbledon, 2008 Wimbledon

10. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
12th appearance (22-11)
Best result: 4R (2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Runner-up - 2012 Wimbledon

11. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
10th appearance (14-9)
Best result: Quarterfinals (2010)
Best Grand Slam result: Runner-up - 2014 Australian Open

12. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
3rd appearance (1-2)
Best result: 2R (2015)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion - 2017 French Open

13. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
10th appearance (19-9)
Best result: Quarterfinals (2015)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (2) - 2011 Wimbledon, 2014 Wimbledon

14. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
7th appearance (8-6)
Best result: Quarterfinals (2015)
Best Grand Slam result: Quarterfinals - 2015 US Open, 2017 French Open

15. Madison Keys (USA)
6th appearance (8-5)
Best result: 4R (2015, 2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Semifinals - 2015 Australian Open

16. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
5th appearance (6-4)
Best result: Quarterfinals (2016)
Best Grand Slam result: Quarterfinals - 2017 US Open

The remaining seeds in the Top 32 include: No. 17 Elena Vesnina (RUS), No.18 Caroline Garcia (FRA), No.19 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS), No. 20 CoCo Vandeweghe (USA), No.21 Ana Konjuh (CRO), No.22 Peng Shuai (CHN), No. 23 Barbora Strycova (CZE),  No.24 Kiki Bertens (NED), No.25 Daria Gavrilova (AUS), No.26 Anett Kontaveit (EST),  No.27 Zhang Shuai (CHN), No.28 Lesia Tsurenko (UKR), No.29 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO), No.30 Julia Goerges (GER). No.31 Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) and No.32 Lauren Davis (USA).

Source: http://www.wtatennis.com/news/us-open-seeds-wozniacki-fifth-pliskova-top

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