Melbourne: Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki will carry top seedings into next week`s Australian Open, reflecting their No. 1 rankings in men`s and women`s tennis.
With seedings no longer done on organisers` discretion but purely on rankings, nine-time Grand Slam winner Nadal was named today as leading the men`s seedings from close rival Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Sweden`s Robin Soderling.
Wozniacki heads the women`s seedings from Vera Zvonareva, Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams.
Spain has three players among the top-10 men`s seeds: Nadal, David Ferrer at No. 7 and Fernando Verdasco at No. 9. Andy Murray of Britain comes in at No. 5 and Andy Roddick of the United States - one of four seeded Americans - at No. 8.