The seeds have been set for the Australian Open 2010.
Heading up the men’s seeds is world No.1 and 15 time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer while defending women’s singles champion, Serena Williams is the No.1 seed in the women’s draw.
The top Aussie seed is Sam Stosur (at 13), while Lleyton Hewitt is the top Aussie among the men at 22.
Llyeton's ex, Kim Clijsters is ranked a fair way outside her ability at No.15, while fellow comeback girl (and former Australian Open champion) Justine Henin is unseeded. Both are among the favourites to win the event but their world ranking (and therefore their seeding) is yet to reflect their ability.
The full list of men’s and women’s singles seeds are:
Men’s seeds 1 Roger Federer (SUI) 2 Rafael Nadal (ESP) 3 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 4 Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 5 Andy Murray (GBR) 6 Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 7 Andy Roddick (USA) 8 Robin Soderling (SWE) 9 Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 11 Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) 12 Gael Monfils (FRA) 13 Radek Stepanek (CZE) 14 Marin Cilic (CRO) 15 Gilles Simon (FRA) 16 Tommy Robredo (ESP) 17 David Ferrer (ESP) 18 Tommy Haas (GER) 19 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 20 Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 21 Tomas Berdych (CZE) 22 Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 23 Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) 24 Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) 25 Sam Querrey (USA) 26 Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 27 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 28 Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 29 Viktor Troicki (SRB) 30 Juan Monaco (ARG) 31 Albert Montanes (ESP) 32 Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
Women’s seeds 1 Serena Williams (USA) 2 Dinara Safina (RUS) 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 5 Elena Dementieva (RUS) 6 Venus Williams (USA) 7 Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 8 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 9 Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 10 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 11 Marion Bartoli (FRA) 12 Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 13 Samantha Stosur (AUS) 14 Maria Sharapova (RUS) 15 Kim Clijsters (BEL) 16 Na Li (CHN) 17 Francesca Schiavone (TA) 18 Virginie Razzano (FRA) 19 Nadia Petrova (RUS) 20 Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 21 Sabine Lisicki (GER) 22 Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 23 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 24 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) 25 Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 26 Aravane Rezai (FRA) 27 Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 28 Elena Vesnina (RUS) 29 Shahar Peer (ISR) 30 Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 31 Alona Bondarenko (UKR) 32 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
The official draw for Australian Open 2010 will take place at Melbourne Park on Friday 15 January at 10.45am. Tennis legend and former world No. 1 John McEnroe and former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic will be involved in the draw ceremony.