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Tennis: Davenport receives No. 2 seed at U.S. Open

August 25, 1999

NEW YORK, New York - Newport Beach's Lindsay Davenport will look to

defend her 1998 U.S. Open title, but she will not do at as the top seeded

player.

That honor belongs to Martina Hingis, who will be making her third

straight appearance at the U.S. as a top seed.

Hingis lost to Davenport in the finals last year after capturing the

single's title in 1997.

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The 18-year-old Swiss remained on top of the WTA rankings ahead of

Davenport after winning the du Maurier Open in Toronto this past weekend.

Hingis has seemingly recovered from a loss in the French Open final

and a first-round exit at Wimbledon.

Venus Williams, Monica Seles and Mary Pierce, Amanda Coetzer, Serena

Williams, Jana Novotna, Julie Halard-Decugis and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

round out the top 10.

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