Djokovic and Osaka top seeds for US Open
World number ones and title holders Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka have been named the top seeds for the US Open which starts on Monday in New York.
Three-time US Open champion Djokovic, who comes into the tournament having won his fifth Wimbledon title, is followed in the seedings by 2017 winner Rafael Nadal.
French Open winner Ash Barty is seeded second behind Japan's Osaka, followed by Czech Karolina Pliskova and Wimbledon champion Simona Halep.
American Serena Williams, last year's finalist who is seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, is seeded eighth while another former winner, Sloane Stephens, is 11th.
Angelique Kerber, the 2016 champion, is seeded 14th.