Djokovic, Serena seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm •  Published: June 18, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, while defending champion Andy Murray moved up two spots above his ranking to the third seed.

Djokovic, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, was ranked No. 2 but was given the top seeding by the All England Club ahead of top-ranked Rafael Nadal.

Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion who is coming off his ninth French Open title, was seeded No. 2 for the grass-court Grand Slam, which starts on Monday.

Murray last year became the first British player to win the Wimbledon men's title since 1936.

The women's seedings stuck to the WTA rankings. Five-time champion Williams has the top spot, followed by Li Na, French Open runner-up Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Sharapova.

Sharapova, who won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 10 years ago, is coming off her second French Open championship. Williams was upset in the second round there.

Sharapova is considered Williams' top challenger, despite her No. 5 seeding. They could end up on the same side of the draw.