US Open: British number one Laura Robson has been seeded 31

Last Updated: 21/08/13 6:02pm

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Laura Robson: Seeded 31 at the US Open

Laura Robson: Seeded 31 at the US Open

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British number one Laura Robson has been seeded at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career.

Robson was confirmed as the 31st seed at the US Open on Tuesday, becoming the first Briton to be seeded in the women's singles at one of the four major tournaments since Jo Durie at the 1987 Australian Open.

Unsurprisingly, organisers have stuck rigorously to the WTA rankings.

Robson is actually ranked 32 at present but with current world number seven Marion Bartoli having announced her retirement last week, the British star is bumped up a place.

The 19-year-old has been nursing a wrist injury over the past few weeks so there are doubts over her ability to replicate last season's run to the last 16. Robson beat Grand Slam winners Kim Clijsters and Li Na en route to the fourth round where she lost to Sam Stosur.

Top seed

Defending champion Serena Williams, a four-time winner in New York, is the top seed.

World number two Victoria Azarenka is seeded to meet her in the final in what would be a repeat of Sunday's thrilling clash in Cincinnati which the Belarusian won in a final-set tie-break. The pair also met in last year's US Open final.

French Open champion Maria Sharapova is the third seed with Agnieszka Radwanska fourth.

The draw takes place at 1700 BST on Thursday before the tournament gets under way on Monday.

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