Serena US Open seeding blow

TENNIS: Bookies’ favourite Serena Williams faces a tricky route at the US Open after tournament organisers seeded her 28th. Williams has won the grand slam three times and has just claimed back-to-back hard court tournaments, but seedings are based on world rankings, in which she is No29. World No1 Caroline Wozniacki is top seed at Flushing Meadows, with No2 Vera Zvonareva second, but No3 Kim Clijsters misses out with an injury.