Australian Open seeds announced


Originally published on: 09/01/12 13:23

We’re just seven days away from our latest fix of Grand Slam tennis and to mark the occasion, organisers of the Australian Open have released the seeds for the main draw to whet our appetite.

For those of you who follow the rankings as regularly as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga comes up against Roger Federer – an awful lot these days ain’t it? – there are no great surprises. British hope Murray at world No.4 is, unsurprisingly, seeded fourth despite making the final for the last two years. In the women’s draw Caroline Wozniacki takes, you guessed it, top spot despite having never made the Australian Open final. Even so, the history books can never be relied on in the heat of battle, so cast an eye on the seeded line-ups and clue up on the big shots hoping to take this year’s draw by storm.

Seeded men

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).

Seeded women

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)


Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.