Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep will be the top seeds for next week’s Australian Open, while defending champions Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki are both seeded third.
Djokovic and Federer are aiming to make history by claiming a record seventh Australian Open crown when the tournament starts at Melbourne Park on Monday.
The pair face a stern challenge from the likes of Alexander Zverev (4), Rafael Nadal (2), South Africa’s Kevin Anderson (5) and last year’s beaten finalist Marin Cilic (6).
Halep takes the top seeding among the women, courtesy of her world No 1 ranking, but she enters the tournament with only one match in four months under her belt after being sidelined due to injury.
Germany’s Angelique Kerber is seeded second followed by Wozniacki and US Open Champion Naomi Osaka. Sloane Stephens rounds off the top five.
Serena Williams enters the tournament seeded 16, but she is odds-on favourite to claim a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
1. Novak Djokovic, 2. Rafael Nadal, 3. Roger Federer, 4. Alexander Zverev, 5. Kevin Anderson, 6. Marin Cilic, 7. Dominic Thiem, 8. Kei Nishikori, 9. John Isner, 10. Karen Khachanov, 11. Borna Coric, 12. Fabio Fognini, 13. Kyle Edmund, 14. Stefanos Tsitsipas, 15. Daniil Medvedev, 16. Milos Raonic, 17. Marco Cecchinato, 18. Diego Schwartzman, 19. Nikoloz Basilashvili, 20. Grigor Dimitrov.
1. Simon Halep, 2. Angelique Kerber, 3. Caroline Wozniacki, 4. Naomi Osaka, 5. Sloane Stephens, 6. Elina Svitolina, 7. Karolina Pliskova, 8. Petra Kvitova, 9. Kiki Bertens, 10. Daria Kasatkina, 11. Aryna Sabalenka, 12. Elise Mertens, 13. Anastasija Sevastova, 14. Julia Goerges, 15. Ashleigh Barty, 16. Serena Williams, 17. Madison Keys, 18. Garbine Muguruza, 19. Caroline Garcia, 20. Anett Kontaveit.
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