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Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams top seeds at Wimbledon

Updated: Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 14:39 | Comments

Novak Djokovic was crowned Wimbledon champion in 2011
Novak Djokovic was crowned Wimbledon champion in 2011

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named as the top seeds for Wimbledon.

Under the unique Wimbledon weighting for the men’s event, it is Serbian world number two Djokovic who heads the seedings at SW19 as he bids for a second title.

World number one Rafael Nadal - Wimbledon winner in 2008 and 2010 - is seeded second, with defending champion Andy Murray number three seed. Roger Federer, who will be out to claim an eighth singles title at the All-England Club, is fourth in the seedings.

Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka will be seeded fifth despite his world ranking of three, having lost in the first round in 2012 and last year.

The women's seedings directly follow world rankings and so American Serena Williams, the five-time Wimbledon champion, is number one.

China's Li Na is second, with Simona Halep of Romainia third and Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska fourth.

French Open winner Maria Sharapova, champion at Wimbledon 10 years ago as a teenager, is seeded five.

The first round gets underway on Monday.

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