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2016 Australian Open Men’s and Women’s seeds & draw

The 104th edition of Australian Open is set to air from 18th January and just before few days of tournament’s starting, men’s and women’s players seed and draw have been unveiled. Australian Open 2016 title defending champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are seeded no.1 and drawn in tough first round matches. 

2016 Australian Open Men's and Women's draw revealed.

Australian Open 2016 Seeds

S. No. Men’s Singles Women’s Singles
Player Country Player Country
1 Novak Djokovic Serbia Serena Williams United States
2 Andy Murray Great Britain Simona Halep Romania
3 Roger Federer Switzerland Garbine Muguruza Spain
4 Stan Wawrinka Switzerland Agnieszka Radwanska Poland
5 Rafael Nadal Spain Maria Sharapova Russia
6 Tomas Berdych Czech Republic Petra Kvitova Czech Republic
7 Kei Nishikori Japan Angelique Kerbe Germany
8 David Ferrer Spain Venus Williams United States
9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France Karolina Pliskova Czech Republic
10 John Isner United States Carla Suarez Navarro Spain
11 Kevin Anderson South Africa Timea Bacsinszky Switzerland
12 Marin Cilic Croatia Belinda Bencic Switzerland
13 Milos Raonic Canada Roberta Vinci Italy
14 Gilles Simon France Victoria Azarenka Belarus
15 David Goffin Belgium Madison Keys United States
16 Bernard Tomic Australia Caroline Wozniacki Denmark
17 Benoit Paire France Sara Errani Italy
18 Feliciano Lopez Spain Elina Svitolina Ukraine
19 Dominic Thiem Austria Jelena Jankovic Serbia
20 Fabio Fognini Italy Ana Ivanovic Serbia
21 Viktor Troicki Serbia Ekaterina Makarova Russia
22 Ivo Karlovic Croatia Andrea Petkovic Germany
23 Gael Monfils France Svetlana Kuznetsova Russia
24 Roberto Bautista Agut Spain Sloane Stephens United States
25 Jack Sock United States Samantha Stosur Australia
26 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez Spain Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Russia
27 Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria Anna Karolina Schmiedlova Slovakia
28 Andreas Seppi Italy Kristina Mladenovic France
29 Nick Kyrgios Australia Irina-Camelia Begu Romania
30 Jeremy Chardy France Sabine Lisicki Germany
31 Steve Johnson United States Lesia Tsurenko Ukraine
32 Joao Sousa Portugal Caroline Garcia France

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Australian Open 2016 Draw

Men’s world number 1 Djokovic to face 51 rank Hyeon Chung whereas women’s top seed Serena to play 35 rank Camila Giorgi in round-1 matches respectively. Great Britain’s no. 1 and Australian Open 2016’s seed 2 player Andy Murray is scheduled to play Germany’s Alexander Zverev.

Four time Aus Open Champion Switzerland star Roger Federer is third seed player in competition and will be facing Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili in first round clash. Spanish top star Rafael Nadal will be up against home mate Fernando Verdasco in first round match.

See more: Players outfit for Aus Open 2016

Former World no. 1 Lleyton Hewitt will be facing Australia’s James Duckworth in his 20th and final Australian Open championship.

In the women’s singles event, title reigning champion USA player Serena Williams will be looking to get fresh start in the event as she lost US Open 2015 semi-final against Roberta Vinci. Serena can expect to meet either Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki or Italian Sara Errani in the fourth round of Australian Open 2016.

Current world no. 2 and second seed in the event can meet Ana Ivanovic or Madison Keys in the fourth quarter. 2015 Australian Open finalist and 5th seed in this year’s event, Maria Sharapova will be playing Japan’s Nao Hibino in her first round match.

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What do you think about this Australian Open 2016 players draw? What are your expectations from it?

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