Federer And Safina Earn Top Seeds For U.S. Open

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Federer and Dinara Safina are seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open.

The U.S. Tennis Association announced the tournament seedings Tuesday.

The USTA followed the ATP and WTA rankings, meaning Safina leads the women's field ahead of second-ranked Serena Williams. Safina is 0-3 in Grand Slam tournament finals, while Williams is the defending champion at Flushing Meadows and has won 11 major championships.

Two-time U.S. Open winner Venus Williams is seeded No. 3, followed by Elena Dementieva and Jelena Jankovic.

Five-time defending champion Federer is followed by Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and 2003 champion Andy Roddick.

The draw is Thursday. Play begins Monday.