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Roger Federer, Serena Williams get No. 1 seedings for Wimbledon

June 16, 2010 |  2:21 pm

Rafael Nadal may be ranked No. 1 in the world, but not at Wimbledon. He is seeded No. 2 for the Grand Slam tournament, which begins Monday. Defending champion and six-time Wimbledon winner Roger Federer received the No. 1 seeding.

Nadal moved into the top spot in the world rankings after winning the French Open last month, while Federer, having been ousted in the quarterfinals, fell to No. 2. But Wimbledon uses its discretion to seed players based on their grass-court record.

On the women's side, the seedings followed the world rankings, with Serena Williams  at No. 1 and sister Venus at No. 2, setting up the possibility of a fifth all-Williams final. Last year, Serena beat Venus for her third Wimbledon title.

The draw will be held Friday.

Federer has won a record 16 Grand Slam titles, including this year's Australian Open. Nadal beat Federer in the 2008 Wimbledon final, but was unable to defend his title last year because of injury.

Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 3, Andy Murray is No. 4 and three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick is at No. 5.

For the women, Caroline Wozniacki is No. 3, Jelena Jankovic is No. 4, while Kim Clijsters is No. 8 and Justine Henin is No. 17. Click here for the full list of the seedings.

-- Debbie Goffa


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