seeded player

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Noun1.seeded player - one of the outstanding players in a tournament
player, participant - a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
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Dipika also said that she will be running into a seeded player as early as in the second round.
Meanwhile, the girls' singles first round was completed on Tuesday, with only one seeded player, Turkmenistan's Anastasiya Prenko, getting knocked out by India's Natasha Palha with a 7- 5, 4- 6, 6- 1 scoreline.
2 Yasir Khan by 6-3 and 6-3 in the semi-final and Mohammad Abid faced tough resistance against seeded player Heera Ashiq in a marathon four sets battle, the match was lasted for three hours, the score was 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 and 6-1.
Talking to media, Riffat said: 'Zoya was obviously top seeded player, but I played according to plan and succeeded in winning the final.
It was the Under-15 category Talha Alam of Sindh eliminated his strong rival and seeded player Hamza Sharif in a marathon five sets match.
Earlier, in the semi-final Abbas Zeb secured victory against Rashed alot, the four seeded player. The score was 11-8, 11-4 and 11-7 while Hammad Habib beat Waleed Khan by 3-1 in the second semi-final, the score was 11-8, 6-11, 11-9 and 12-10.
Fifth seed Saima Shoukat defeated surprise unseeded opponent Fehmina Asim by 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 score in the only match of the event where higher seeded player prevailed.
WTA has also decided to guarantee players that they will not have to face a seeded player in a tournament's opening round.
In the girls' events, the highest Ormesby seeded player is Katie Bates who is in equal third position in the U13 girls singles.
In her opening game, the second seeded player from Spain will have to deal with the winner of the first round clash between Catherine Bellis and Elise Mertens.
Tenth seeded player Albert Njogu is set to play Wood Enrico of Italy.
Fanni Stollar, another player from Hungary, became only the second seeded player remaining in the lower half of the draw when she overcame Sabrina Santamaria of the United States 6-2, 6-4.