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Australian Open: Top 16 Seeds' Histories

Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova are among the favorites to be crowned at the first Grand Slam of 2014.

Published January 09, 2014 12:13

Australian Open: Top 16 Seeds' Histories
Victoria Azarenka

MELBOURNE, Australia - The seeds have been released for the 2014 Australian Open, and the Top 4 all have impressive Grand Slam and Australian Open résumés.

No.1 seed Serena Williams is a 17-time Grand Slam winner, with five of those titles coming in Melbourne. Both of No.2 seed Victoria Azarenka's Grand Slam titles have come here, in fact in the last two years. No.3 seed Maria Sharapova is looking for her fifth Grand Slam title and second here. Finally, No.4 seed Li Na has twice been a runner-up here and will be chasing her second Grand Slam title.

Here are the Grand Slam résumés of those players, the rest of the Top 16 seeds and a couple of other possible contenders:

1. Serena Williams (USA)
14th Australian Open appearance (58-8)
Best Australian Open result: Champion (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (17): 1999 US Open, 2002 French Open, 2002 Wimbledon, 2002 US Open, 2003 Australian Open, 2003 Wimbledon, 2005 Australian Open, 2007 Australian Open, 2008 US Open, 2009 Australian Open, 2009 Wimbledon, 2010 Australian Open, 2010 Wimbledon, 2012 Wimbledon, 2012 US Open, 2013 French Open, 2013 US Open

2. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
9th Australian Open appearance (28-6)
Best Australian Open result: Champion (2012, 2013)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (2): 2012 Australian Open, 2013 Australian Open

3. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
11th Australian Open appearance (39-9)
Best Australian Open result: Champion (2008)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (4): 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open, 2008 Australian Open, 2012 French Open

4. Li Na (CHN)
9th Australian Open appearance (27-8)
Best Australian Open result: R-Up (2011, 2013)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2011 French Open

5. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
8th Australian Open appearance (19-7)
Best Australian Open result: QF (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2012 Wimbledon

6. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
6th Australian Open appearance (11-5)
Best Australian Open result: SF (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2011 Wimbledon

7. Sara Errani (ITA)
7th Australian Open appearance (8-6)
Best Australian Open result: QF (2010, 2012)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2012 French Open

8. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
12th Australian Open appearance (23-11)
Best Australian Open result: SF (2008)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2008 US Open

9. Angelique Kerber (GER)
7th Australian Open appearance (8-6)
Best Australian Open result: 4r (2013)
Best Grand Slam result: SF (2): 2011 US Open, 2012 Wimbledon

10. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
7th Australian Open appearance (20-6)
Best Australian Open result: SF (2011)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2009 US Open

11. Simona Halep (ROU)
4th Australian Open appearance (2-3)
Best Australian Open result: 3r (2011)
Best Grand Slam result: 4r (1): 2013 US Open

12. Roberta Vinci (ITA)
9th Australian Open appearance (7-8)
Best Australian Open result: 3r (2010, 2013)
Best Grand Slam result: QF (2): 2012 US Open, 2013 US Open

13. Sloane Stephens (USA)
3rd Australian Open appearance (6-2)
Best Australian Open result: SF (2013)
Best Grand Slam result: SF (1): 2013 Australian Open

14. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
10th Australian Open appearance (20-9)
Best Australian Open result: R-Up (2008)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2008 French Open

15. Sabine Lisicki (GER)
6th Australian Open appearance (7-5)
Best Australian Open result: 4r (2012)
Best Grand Slam result: R-Up (1): 2013 Wimbledon

16. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP)
6th Australian Open appearance (10-5)
Best Australian Open result: QF (2009)
Best Grand Slam result: QF (3): 2008 French Open, 2009 Australian Open, 2013 US Open

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17. Samantha Stosur (AUS)
12th Australian Open appearance (15-11)
Best Australian Open result: 4r (2010)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (1): 2011 US Open

Venus Williams (USA)
14th Australian Open appearance (41-13)
Best Australian Open result: R-Up (2003)
Best Grand Slam result: Champion (7): 2000 Wimbledon, 2000 US Open, 2001 Wimbledon, 2001 US Open, 2005 Wimbledon, 2007 Wimbledon, 2008 Wimbledon

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