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.
Australian Open 2016 Seeds
|S. No.||Men’s Singles||Women’s Singles|
|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.
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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?