Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams top seeds at Australian Open

Updated: 09 January 2014 17:30 IST

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is the No. 2-seeded man, followed by David Ferrer, Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro and Roger Federer at sixth.

Melbourne:

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have been made the top seeds at the Australian Open which begins on Monday at Melbourne Park. (Also read: Nadal to test Djokovic, star coaches)

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is the No. 2-seeded man, followed by David Ferrer, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro and 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer at sixth. (Related: Federer confident of reviving career)

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

The 32 seeds were only altered twice from the rankings, both because of injuries. No. 29-ranked Jurgen Melzer is not playing due to a left shoulder injury and Maria Kirilenko, who would have been seeded 18th, has a left knee injury.

Topics : Tennis
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