No. 1 ranked Roger Federer and Serena Williams top the lists of seeded players for the Australian Open. The men's seeds announced on Thursday follow the ATP rankings exactly from Nos. 1-32; the women's list follows the WTA rankings from Nos. 1-15, skips Yanina Wickmayer, then moves every player from Nos. 17-33 up a spot.
Wickmayer, who won the Auckland WTA tournament last week her first event since her one-year ban for doping violations was overturned is ranked 16th but is playing in the qualifying tournament.
Russia's Dinara Safina is seeded second, followed by French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.
No. 2 Rafael Nadal, who beat Federer in the final here last year, is next on the men's list, followed by 2008 Australian champion Novak Djokovic.