Australian Open: Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams named top seeds for tournament

Last Updated: 08/01/14 3:06pm

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Rafael Nadal: Heads Australian Open men's seedings

Rafael Nadal: Heads Australian Open men's seedings

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The world's top two players - Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams - head the seedings at the Australian Open which begins in Melbourne next Monday.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is seeded two followed by David Ferrer, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro and 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer.

On the women's side, defending champion Victoria Azarenka is No 2, ahewad of Maria Sharapova, Li Na, Agnieszka Radwanska with former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in sixth.

Of the top 32 in the world rankings only world No 13 Nicolas Almagro and 29th-ranked Jurgen Melzer are missing - both with shoulder injuries - while Maria Kirilenko, ranked 18th in the women's section, is out with a knee injury.

Men's seedings:

1 Rafael Nadal (Esp)

2 Novak Djokovic (Ser)

3 David Ferrer (Esp)

4 Andy Murray (GB)

5 Juan Martin del Potro (Arg)

6 Roger Federer (Swi)

7 Tomas Berdych (Cze)

8 Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi)

9 Richard Gasquet (Fra)

10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra)

11 Milos Raonic (Can)

12 Tommy Haas (Ger)

13 John Isner (USA)

14 Mikhail Youzhny (Rus)

15 Fabio Fognini (Ita)

16 Kei Nishikori (Jpn)

17 Tommy Robredo (Esp)

18 Gilles Simon (Fra)

19 Kevin Anderson (RSA)

20 Jerzy Janowicz (Pol)

21 Phillipp Kohlschreiber (Ger)

22 Grigor Dimitrov (Bul)

23 Ernests Gulbis (Lat)

24 Andreas Seppi (Ita)

25 Gael Monfils (Fra)

26 Feliciano Lopez (Esp)

27 Benoit Paire (Fra)

28 Vasek Pospisil (Can)

29 Jeremy Chardy (Fra)

30 Dmitry Tursunov (Rus)

31 Fernando Verdasco (Esp)

32 Ivan Dodig (Cro)

Women's seedings:

1 Serena Williams (USA)

2 Victoria Azarenka (Blr)

3 Maria Sharapova (Rus)

4 Li Na (Chi)

5 Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol)

6 Petra Kvitova (Cze)

7 Sara Errani (Ita)

8 Jelena Jankovic (Ser)

9 Angelique Kerber (Ger)

10 Caroline Wozniacki (Den)

11 Simona Halep (Rom)

12 Roberta Vinci (Ita)

13 Sloane Stephens (USA)

14 Ana Ivanovic (Ser)

15 Sabine Lisicki (Ger)

16 Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp)

17 Sam Stosur (Aus)

18 Kirsten Flipkens (Bel)

19 Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus)

20 Dominika Cibulkova (Slv)

21 Sorana Cirstea (Rom)

22 Ekaterina Makarova (Rus)

23 Elena Vesnina (Rus)

24 Kaia Kanepi (Est)

25 Alize Cornet (Fra)

26 Lucie Safarova (Cze)

27 Jamie Hampton (USA)

28 Flavia Pennetta (Ita)

29 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus)

30 Eugenie Bouchard (Can)

31 Daniela Hantuchova (Slv)

32 Magdalena Rybarikova (Slv)

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