The women's seedings for the 2011 U.S. Open have been released, and unsurprisingly Caroline Wozniacki landed the top seed in the tournament. Rounding out the Top 5 are Vera Zvonareva and Maria Sharapova of Russia, Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic. Serena Williams drew the No. 28 seed, using a special injury ranking to enter the field.
Wozniacki will enter the tournament as the top seed for the second year in a row. Wozniacki has been struggling of late, recently losing to American wild card Christina McHale 6-4, 7-5 at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. She is seeking the first Grand Slam title of her career in what should be a competitive pack. Kvitova enters as the reigning Wimbledon champ, and 6th-seed Li Na of China comes in having won the 2011 French Open.
Wiliams withdrew from the same tournament in Cincinnati due to a right big toe injury aggravation. A foot injury kept out her out nearly a year so her caution was unsurprising. How she performs at this year's Open will be one of the biggest storylines of the tournament.
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