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Top seeds Serena, Djokovic both hurting

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NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there."

The U.S. Open's top seeds in both singles brackets are coming off injuries, and neither has played since an early loss at the Olympics. Friday was the first time either had discussed the health problems that stymied them in Rio de Janeiro and forced them to withdraw from the hard-court warmup at Cincinnati.

For Williams, it's a sore right shoulder that she revealed started bothering her almost immediately after her Wimbledon victory. She said she practiced for just two days before the Olympics and has spent little time on court since as she undergoes physical therapy.

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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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