Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are top seeds at Wimbledon


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Defending champion Andy Murray of Great Britain will be the third seed at Wimbledon, jumping two spots from his world ranking.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the world No. 2 and runner-up to Murray last year, is seeded No. 1, while top-ranked Rafael Nadal of Spain is the second seed.

Wimbledon, which starts Monday and goes until July 6, is the only Grand Slam tournament that does not stick with world rankings for the men’s seeds, instead factoring in performance on grass court tournaments over the past two years.

Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz benefited the most, going up nine spots from his world No. 24 ranking to the 15th seed. Janowicz reached the semifinals at Wimbledon last year, where he lost to Murray in four sets.

The women’s seeds follow the world rankings with American Serena Williams the top seed, Li Na of China in second and French Open runner-up Simona Halep of Romania seeded third.

Here’s how the men’s seedings work (via BBC):

Revised seeding arrangements for men were introduced in 2001 when the seedings committee disbanded. The following formula is now used:

  • Take ATP Entry System Position (ESP) points at 16 June 2014.
  • Add 100 percent points earned for all grass court tournaments in past 12 months.
  • Add 75 percent points earned for best grass court tournament in 12 months before that.

The full draw for Wimbledon will be released Friday.

Complete list of seeds (with world rankings in parenthesis):

Men’s:

1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia (2)

2. Rafael Nadal, Spain (1)

3. Andy Murray, Britain (5)

4. Roger Federer, Switzerland (4)

5. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland (3)

6. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic (6)

7. David Ferrer, Spain (7)

8. Milos Raonic, Canada (9)

9. John Isner, United States (11)

10. Kei Nishikori, Japan (12)

11. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria (13)

12. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia (10)

13. Richard Gasquet, France (14)

14.. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France (17)

15. Jerzy Janowicz, Poland (24)

16. Fabio Fognini, Italy (15)

17. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia (16)

18. Fernando Verdasco, Spain (23)

19. Feliciano Lopez, Spain (25)

20. Kevin Anderson, South Africa (18)

21. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine, (19)

22. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany (27)

23. Tommy Robredo, Spain (22)

24. Gael Monfils, France (21)

25. Nicolas Almagro, Spain (26)

26. Andreas Seppi, Italy (34)

27. Marin Cilic, Croatia (29)

28. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain (28)

29. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain (31)

30. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia (33)

31. Marcel Ganollers, Spain, (30)

32. Dmitry Tursunov, Russia (32)

Women’s:

1. Serena Williams, United States (1)

2. Li Na, China (2)

3. Simona Halep, Romania (3)

4. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland (4)

5. Maria Sharapova, Russia (5)

6. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic (6)

7. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia (7)

8. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus (8)

9. Angeliq ue Kerber, Germany (9)

10. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia (10)

11. Ana Ivanovic, Serbia (11)

12. Flavia Pennetta, Italy (12)

13. Eugenie Bouchard, Canada (13)

14. Sara Errani, Italy (14)

15. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain (15)

16. Caroline Wozniaki, Denmark (16)

17. Samantha Stosur, Australia (17)

18. Sloane Stephens, United States (18)

19. Sabine Lisicki, Germany (19)

20. Andrea Petkovic Germany (20)

21. Roberta Vinci, Italy (21)

22. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia (22)

23. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic (23)

24. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium (24)

25. Alize Coronet, France (25)

26. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia (26)

27. Garbine Muguruza, Spain (27)

28. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia (28

29. Sorana Cirstea, Romania (29)

30. Venus Williams, United States (30)

31. Klara Koukalova, Czech Republic (31)

32. Elena Vesnina, Russia (32)

(H/T BBC)

 

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