Serena, Djokovic Are Wimbledon 2016 Top Seeds


Six-time singles champion and 2015 winner Serena Williams is the top seed in the women’s competition of this year’s Wimbledon while Novak Djokovic, who is going for a third successive title, is the number one men’s player.

Djokovic who is winner of two Grand Slam finals of this year so far, is not likely to meet British hopeful, Andy Murray until the final at Wimbledon as they are in opposite sides of the draw.

World number two Murray, the 2013 champion has been seeded second in the men’s singles with fellow Briton Johanna Konta been seeded 17th in the women’s competition.

Murray has reached the finals of the Australian and French Opens this year.

Konta has had a rapid rise to world number 18, having been 47th at the end of last season.

The 25-year-old achieved her best result by reaching this year’s Australian Open semi-finals.

Konta, born in Sydney, Australia, is the first British female to be seeded at Wimbledon since Jo Durie in 1984.
Swiss Stan Wawrinka moves up to fourth in the absence of the injured Rafael Nadal.

Frenchman Richard Gasquet, a quarter-finalist at Queen’s club this month, jumps from a world ranking of 10 to a seeding of seven as the men’s seedings take into account recent grass-court form.

In the men’s doubles, Briton Jamie Murray and his Brazilian partner Bruno Soares, who won the 2016 Australian Open together, are seeded third. Another Briton Dominic Inglot and Canada’s Daniel Nestor are seeded ninth.