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 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.
Asad Ullah is the top seed of Under-13 category, followed with other seeding players comprising second seed Noor Zaman, third seeded Hammad and Afaq is the fourth seeded player and in the Under-15 category Uzair Shoukat, who is recently appeared in the international event, is the top seeded player, followed by Rashid Doulat at second seed.
Asad Ullah is the top seeded player in the Under-13 and Uzair Shoukat is the top seeded player of the Under-15 category.
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.
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.
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.
Klara Koukalova made sure at least one seeded player would reach the Ordina Open final.
Kenya's top seeded player Changawa saw off Ugandan Simon Ayella 6-2, 6-1 to book a date with his compatriot Kibet, who narrowly beat David Oringa of Uganda 6-4 and 7-5.