Serena, Djokovic earn US Open top seeds

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NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams is the No. 1 seeded woman for the U.S. Open after barely holding on to the top spot in the rankings, and Novak Djokovic is No. 1 among the men.

Neither Williams nor Djokovic has played a match since early exits at the Rio Olympics. Williams later said she was dealing with a right shoulder problem, while Djokovic said his left wrist was sore.

Williams could have been overtaken atop the WTA rankings by No. 2 Angelique Kerber but stayed at No. 1 this week. The U.S. Tennis Association adhered to the men's and women's rankings in announcing the seedings Tuesday.

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2016 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 14,840
2 A. Murray 9,305
3 S. Wawrinka 4,980
4 R. Federer 4,945
5 R. Nadal 4,850
6 M. Raonic 4,805
7 K. Nishikori 4,165
8 T. Berdych 3,570
9 M. Cilic 3,515
10 D. Thiem 3,205
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2016 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 7,050
2 A. Kerber 6,860
3 G. Muguruza 5,830
4 A. Radwanska 5,340
5 S. Halep 5,151
6 V. Williams 4,005
7 V. Azarenka 3,551
8 R. Vinci 3,465
9 M. Keys 3,341
10 S. Kuznetsova 3,190
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