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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In the second match Aqib Umer recorded an upsetting defeat against seeded player Farhan Ullah at 6-2 and 6-3.
TENNIS: A triumphant Venus Williams followed up her excellent victory over Victoria Azarenka by edging out another seeded player in Simona Halep to reach the quarter-finals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
The only seeded player to fall by the wayside was France's ninth seed Benoit Paire, losing in straight sets to American Denis Kulda who progressed to the third round with a 6-3 6-4 win.
But if you are outside the top 64 in the world, it's actually a lot tougher as you always play a seeded player in the first round of a tournament.
4 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus is now the highest seeded player left.
SNOOKER: Wales' Ryan Day became the third seeded player to crash out in the first round at the World Championship as Mark Davis followed namesake Steve into the last 16.
RISHIKA Sunkara became another seeded player to make an early exit at the $ 10,000 ITF women's singles tournament at the DLTA Complex in the Capital on Wednesday.
Kvitova said: "Everybody is talking about me being the highest seeded player in my half; I'm supposed to be already in the final.
Ali Carter beat Mark Davis 10-2 in what was a rare stroll for the seeded player in a tournament which has seen a number of high-profile early casualties, much to the chagrin of Coral who refunded losing outright bets on all seeds beaten in the first round.
Earlier, in the semi-final Abbas Zeb secured victory against Rashed alot, the four seeded player.
In the women's event, Kaia Kanepi was the lone seeded player to fall.
He,s received treatment for blisters and has even dropped two sets, despite not meetinga seeded player.