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Australian Open: The Projected Seeds

The new WTA Rankings - the ones the Australian Open seeds are made from - are out. Where will your favorite player be seeded at Melbourne Park? Find out right now!

Published January 09, 2017 12:15

Australian Open: The Projected Seeds
Angelique Kerber

MELBOURNE, Australia - The new WTA Rankings are out, and despite a busy start to the 2017 WTA season, there were few changes at the top.

But with a handful of big names missing from this year's Australian Open, there are still a couple of surprises among this year's list as these rankings are the ones the seeds are made from for the first major of the year.

With that, here are the projected seeds for the 2017 Australian Open:

(1) Angelique Kerber (GER #1)
(2) Serena Williams (USA #2)
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL #3)
(4) Simona Halep (ROU #4)
(5) Karolina Pliskova (CZE #5)
(6) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK #6)
(7) Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP #7)
(8) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS #9)
(9) Johanna Konta (GBR #10)
(10) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP #12)
(11) Elina Svitolina (UKR #13)
(12) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI #15)
(13) Venus Williams (USA #16)
(14) Elena Vesnina (RUS #17)
(15) Roberta Vinci (ITA #18)
(16) Barbora Strycova (CZE #19)

(17) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN #20)
(18) Samantha Stosur (AUS #21)
(19) Kiki Bertens (NED #22)
(20) Zhang Shuai (CHN #23)
(21) Caroline Garcia (FRA #24)
(22) Daria Gavrilova (AUS #25)
(23) Daria Kasatkina (RUS #26)
(24) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS #27)
(25) Timea Babos (HUN #28)
(26) Laura Siegemund (GER #29)
(27) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU #30)
(28) Alizé Cornet (FRA #31)
(29) Monica Puig (PUR #32)
(30) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS #33)
(31) Yulia Putintseva (KAZ #34)
(32) Anastasija Sevastova (LAT #35)

**Madison Keys (USA #8), Petra Kvitova (CZE #11) and Victoria Azarenka (BLR #14) would have been seeded but are not competing at this year's Australian Open.

The main draw will be released on Friday, January 13, with play beginning in Melbourne on Monday, January 16.

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