File - This Aug. 20, 2017, file photo shows Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, returning to Simona Halep, of Romania, during the women's singles final at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Eight players have a chance to leave the year's last Grand Slam with the world No. 1 ranking, making the Flushing Meadows fortnight that starts Monday a tennis thriller, even without two of the sport's top stars.Williams, who won her 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, announced in April she was pregnant and would miss the rest of the year. Former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, will play as a wildcard in her first major tournament since a 15-month doping ban after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.Evergreen Venus Williams, the 37-year-old American who has won seven Grand Slam titles and was runner-up this year at Wimbledon and the Australian Open, is ranked ninth but also could become No. 1 again – by winning the title.Wozniacki, the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up and three times a semifinalist, has lost six finals this year since taking her last title in Hong Kong last year.
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