Australian Open seeds named

2012-01-09 10:22
Novak Djokovic (AFP)

Melbourne - Australian Open organisers have stuck with convention and kept the seedings for the season's first major in line with WTA and ATP rankings, meaning Caroline Wozniacki will be top seed in the women's draw even if she loses top spot to Petra Kvitova at the Sydney International this week.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is seeded No 1 in the men's draw, followed by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Of the top 32 men, only Robin Soderling and Marin Cilic are absent.

Kvitova can move from No 2 to No 1 in the rankings by winning the Sydney International - where nine of the top 10 women are playing, including Wozniacki - but too late to affect Australian Open seedings list. All the top 32 women have entered the Melbourne draw.

Seedings for the Australian Open which gets under way in Melbourne on January 16.


1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
3. Roger Federer (SUI)
4. Andy Murray (GBR)
5. David Ferrer (ESP)
6. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
7. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
8. Mardy Fish (USA)
9. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
10. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
11. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
12. Gilles Simon (FRA)
13. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
14. Gael Monfils (FRA)
15. Andy Roddick (USA)
16. John Isner (USA)
17. Richard Gasquet (FRA)
18. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
19. Viktor Troicki (SRB)
20. Florian Mayer (GER)
21. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
22. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
23. Milos Raonic (CAN)
24. Kei Nishikori (JPN)
25. Juan Monaco (ARG)
26. Marcel Granollers (ESP)
27. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
28. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
29. Radek Stepanek (CZE)
30. Kevin Anderson (RSA)
31. Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
32. Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS).


1. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
2. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
3. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
4. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
5. Li Na (CHN)
6. Samantha Stosur (AUS)
7. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
8. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
9. Marion Bartoli (FRA)
10. Andrea Petkovic (GER)
11. Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
12. Kim Clijsters (BEL)
13. Serena Williams (USA)
14. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
15. Sabine Lisicki (GER)
16. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
17. Peng Shuai (CHN)
18. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
19. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
20. Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
21. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
22. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
23. Julia Goerges (GER)
24. Roberta Vinci (ITA)
25. Lucie Safarova (CZE)
26. Kaia Kanepi (EST)
27. Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
28. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
29. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
30. Nadia Petrova (RUS)
31. Angelique Kerber (GER)
32. Monica Niculescu (ROM)



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