2011 Australian Open Top Seeds

Published by Stickboy on January 14th, 2011

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Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 1 seed: Rafael Nadal (Spain).
Born: June 3, 1986, Majorca.
Highest ranking: No 1 (Aug 18, 2008).
Career highlights: Five-times French Open winner (’05, ’06, ’07, ‘08’, ’10), two-times Wimbledon winner (’08, ’10), Australian Open winner 2009 and US Open winner ( 2010).
Last year’s Australian Open: Suffered quarter-finals exit to Andy Murray.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 2 seed: Roger Federer (Switzerland).
Born: Aug 8, 1981, Wollerau. Highest ranking: No 1 (Feb 2, 2004).
Career highlights: Four-times Australian Open winner (’04, ’06, ’07, ’10), six-times Wimbledon winner (’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ‘07, ’08), five-times US Open winner (’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08) and French Open winner (’09).
Last year’s Australian Open: Beat Andy Murray for fourth success in Melbourne.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 3 seed: Novak Djokovic (Serbia).
Born: May 22, 1987, Belgrade.
Highest ranking: No 2 (Feb 1, 2010).
Career highlights: Australian Open winner 2008, US Open finalist ’07, ’10.
Last year’s Australian Open: Lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in quarter-finals.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 4 seed: Robin Soderling (Sweden).
Born: Aug 14, 1984, Tibro. Highest ranking: No 4 (Nov 15, 2010).
Career highlights: French Open finalist in ’09 and ’10.
Australian Open best: Second round in ’04 and ’09.
Last year’s Australian Open: First-round loser to unseeded Marcel Granollers.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 5 seed: Andy Murray (Great Britain).
Born: May 15, 1987, Glasgow.
Highest ranking: No 2 (Aug 17, 2009).
Career highlights: Australian Open finalist in ’10 and US Open finalist in 2008.
Last year’s Australian Open: Lost final in straight sets to Roger Federer.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 6 seed: Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic).
Born: Sept 17, 1985., Valasske.
Highest ranking: No 6 (Oct 18, 2010).
Career highlights: Reached Wimbledon final in 2010 but lost to Rafael Nadal.
Australian Open best: reached fourth round in ’07, ’08 and ’09.
Last year’s Australian Open: Lost in second round to Evgeny Korolev.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 7 seed: David Ferrer (Spain).
Born: April 2, 1982, Javea.
Highest ranking: No 4 (Feb 25, 2008).
Career highlights: Reached US Open semi-final in 2007.
Australian Open best: Progressed to quarter-finals in 2008.
Last year’s Australian Open: Suffered second-round defeat to Marcos Baghdatis in match lasting over four hours.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 8 seed: Andy Roddick (America).
Born: Aug 30, 1982, Omaha.
Highest ranking: No 1 (Nov 3, 2003).
Career highlights: US Open winner ’03. Wimbledon finalist in ’04, ’05, ’09.
Australian Open best: Reached semi-finals in ’03, ’05, ’07 and ’09.
Last year’s Australian Open: Suffered quarter-finals defeat to Marin Cilic.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 9 seed: Fernando Verdasco (Spain).
Born: Nov 15, 1983, Madrid.
Highest ranking: No 7 (April 20, 2009).
Career highlight: Reached semi-final of Australian Open in 2009.
Last year’s Australian Open: Lost five-set thriller to Nikolay Davydenko in the fourth round.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 10 seed: Mikhail Youzhny (Russia).
Born: June 25, 1982, Moscow.
Highest ranking: No 8 (Jan 28, 2008).
Career highlight: Reached semi-final of ’06 and ’10 US Open.
Australian Open best: Reached quarter-finals in 2008.
Last year’s Australian Open: Forced to retire injured having reached third round.

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Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 1 seed: Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark).
Born: July 11, 1990, Odense.
Highest ranking: No 1 (Oct 11, 2010).
Career highlight: 2009 US Open finalist (lost to Kim Clijsters).
Last year’s Australian Open: Seeded fourth, she suffered a fourth-round exit Li Na.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 2 seed: Vera Zvonareva (Russia).
Born: Sept 7, 1984, Moscow.
Highest ranking: No 2 (Oct 25, 2010).
Career highlights: Reaching back-to-back grand slam finals at Wimbledon and US Open in 2010 but suffered defeats to Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters.
Australian Open best: Reached 2009 semi-finals.
Last year’s Australian Open: Seeded ninth, she suffered a fourth-round exit to Victoria Azarenka.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 3 seed: Kim Clijsters (Belgium).
Born: June 8, 1983, Bilzen, Belgium.
Highest ranking: No 1 (Aug 11, 2003).
Career highlights: Australian Open winner in 2004, French Open winner in 2001, 2003 and US Open winner in 2005, 2009, 2010.
Last year’s Australian Open: Seeded 15th, suffered heavy defeat to Nadia Petrova.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 4 seed: Venus Williams (America).
Born: June 17, 1980, California. Highest ranking: No 1 (Feb 25, 2002).
Career highlights: Five-times Wimbledon winner (2000, ’01, ’05, ’07, ’08, two-times US Open winner (2000, ’01).
Australian Open best: Reached 2003 final but lost to sister Serena.
Last year’s Australian Open: Seeded sixth, suffered quarter-finals defeat to Li Na.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 5 seed: Samantha Stosur (Australia).
Born: March 30, 1984, Brisbane.
Highest ranking: No 5 (July 5, 2010).
Career highlights: Reached French Open final in 2010, four-time grand slam winner in doubles.
Australian Open best: Reached fourth-round in 2006 and ’10 but suffered defeat to Serena Williams last year.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 6 seed: Francesca Schiavone (Italy).
Born: June 23, 1980, Milan.
Highest ranking: No 6 (June 7, 2010).
Career highlight: Won French Open in 2010.
Australian Open best: Reached fourth-round in 2006 and ’10 but lost to Venus Williams last year.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 7 seed: Jelena Jankovic (Serbia).
Born: Feb 28, 1985, Belgrade.
Highest ranking: No 1 (Aug 11, 2008).
Career highlight: Reached 2008 French Open final but lost to Serena Williams.
Australian Open best: Reached 2008 semi-finals.
Last year’s Australian Open: Seeded eighth, suffered third-round loss to Alyona Bondarenko.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 8 seed: Victoria Azarenka (Belarus).
Born: July 31, 1989, Minsk.
Highest ranking: No 6 (Oct 26, 2009).
Career highlight: Reached quarter-finals of Australian and French Open and Wimbledon.
Last year’s Australian Open: Seeded seventh, suffered last eight defeat to Serena Williams.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 9 seed: Li Na (China).
Born: Feb 26, 1982, Wuhan.
Highest ranking: No 9 (Aug 23, 2010).
Career highlight: Reached Australian Open semi-final in 2010 by beating Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams before losing out to Serena Williams.

Australian Open 2011 Top Seeds

No 10 seed: Shahar Peer (Israel).
Born: May 1, 1987, Jerusalem. Highest ranking: No 12 (Jan 10, 2011).
Career highlight: Reached quarter-finals of Australian Open in 2007 and last eight of US Open in 2007.
Last year’s Australian Open: Seeded 29th, suffered a third-round exit to Caroline Wozniacki.



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