Aussie Open seeds released, draw Friday

Last updated 05:00 08/01/2013

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Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka have been confirmed as the top seeds for tennis' Australian Open starting next week.

Australian Open organisers stuck closely to the latest rankings to seed 32 players for each of the men's and women's draws.

David Ferrer took the No. 4 seeding - behind Djokovic, Roger Federer and US Open champion Andy Murray - to replace fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who has withdrawn due to injury.

On the women's side, Azarenka is followed by French Open champion Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, the reigning Wimbledon, Olympic and US Open champion.

Agnieszka Radwanska is seeded fourth, followed by Angelique Kerber and Li Na. American teenager Sloane Stephens got a seeding after moving up the rankings to No. 29.

Top 10 men's seeds

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2. Roger Federer (SUI)
3. Andy Murray (GBR)
4. David Ferrer (ESP)
5. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
6. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
7. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
8. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
9. Richard Gasquet (FRA)
10. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)

Top 10 women's seeds

1. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
2. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
3. Serena Williams (USA)
4. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
5. Angelique Kerber (GER)
6. Li Na (CHN)
7. Sara Errani (ITA)
8. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
9. Samantha Stosur (AUS)
10. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

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- AP

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