June 19, 2014
The seedings for Wimbledon 2014 have been released and it’s good news for Murray and Federer but bad news for Maria Sharapova.
The Men’s Seedings
Andy Murray has been seeded third for this year’s Wimbledon – with Roger Federer fourth seed. That will help the defending and former champions in their quest for fresh glory at the All England Club.
Novak Djokovic is number one seed, with Rafa Nadal number two – which doesn’t reflect the French Open pecking order but is perfectly understandable given their recent records at Wimbledon.
The big favour has been done to Murray and Federer, who are world-ranked lower than their Wimbledon seedings and could in theory have faced a much tougher route to the final. Now they will at least be able to avoid Nadal and Djokovic until the semi-final stage, should they progress that far.
Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka is fifth seed, Tomas Berdych sixth, David Ferrer seventh and Canada’s Milos Raonic eighth.
And the ladies…
In the women’s draw, Serena Williams retains her number one status despite her indifferent form of late. Li Na is second seed, and French Open finalist Simona Halep third. Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland is fourth seed, yet French Open and former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova is only fifth seed. This means she may have to beat three of the very best to take the title.
Petra Kvitova is sixth seed, Jelena Jankovic seventh and Victoria Azarenka eighth.
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