Wednesday June 18, 2008
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- The All England Club is pretty much
sticking with the world rankings for seeding the 2008 Wimbledon
The top seven spots in the men's list follow the rankings,
headed up by Roger Federer at Number 1. He's going for his sixth
straight Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam championship. Andy Roddick is the highest-seeded American in the men's draw. The two-time Wimbledon runner-up is Number 6 while countryman James
Blake is seeded ninth.
The biggest change involves Marcos Baghdatis, whose Number-10 seed is 15 spots above his world ranking. The Cypriot player reached the semifinals in 2006 and the quarters last year.
Wimbledon kept to the rankings all the way through the first 20
seeded players in the women's draw. The list is headed by Ana Ivanovic, who won the French Open for her first Grand Slam title and took over as Number 1.
Two-time winner Serena Williams is seeded 6th and sister Venus,
the defending champion and four-time winner at Wimbledon, is
seventh. The draw for the two-week tournament will be held Friday.
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