Seeds for the UK’s favorite sporting event have been released. Unlike the other grand slams where the top 32 seeds in the men's and women's singles are decided purely on world rankings, Wimbledon takes into account results on grass in the past two years.
However, you will notice that player seeds are pretty much in accordance with their world ranking. The only major exception is Venus Williams who is ranked 31st in the world, but is seeded 24th.
Here's a list of ladies' singles seedings:
1. Belgium’s Justine Henin is seeded at the top. She's the world’s best player on clay, having four French Open titles as a proof. At the moment she is definitely in form, and therefore has high chances of completing a career slam. The only grand slam title she misses is one from Wimbledon, where she was a finalist in 2001 and 2006.
2. Russia’s Maria Sharapova considers the grass-court grand slam her favorite tournament and this year she is confident that she can repeat her 2004 success when she took the Wimbledon trophy. The 20-year-old Sharapova has been a semi-finalist since then.
"Grass definitely suits my game. With the power and the big first serve I feel I can get a good start on the point," she said.