Wimbledon 2015: Seedings-Draws
Let the games begin!
June 27 2015 Beeyong Sison: London, England
- An estimated 28,000 strawberries and 7,000 liters of cream are expected to be consumed during the 129th edition of “The Championships’ fortnight at the All-England Tennis & Croquet Club. For millions of players and tennisphiles alike, this annual tennis extravaganza is not only an event but “an occasion”.
Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic has drawn Stan Wawrinka in his half for a possible semifinal meeting.
The Serbian star will have to hurdle a tricky opener against Germany’s accomplished veteran Philip Kohlschreiber before facing former champion Lleyton Hewitt in the second round.
Hewitt, who announced earlier he will retire from the tour, is playing his last Wimbledon tournament which the Australian won in 2002. Another talented Aussie Bernard Tomic could face Djokovic in the third round.
Recently crowned French Open champion and No. 4 seed Wawrinka will start against Portugal’s Joao Souusa and could face big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals.
Roger Federer has drawn Andy Murray in the lower half of the draw. The seven-time champion, though, has a tough road ahead with a possible fourth round match against the dangerous lefty Feliciano Lopez before a quarterfinal meeting against big-hitting Tomas Berdych. Federer will play Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia in the first round.
Meanwhile, 2013 Wimbledon champion Murray was dealt a tough draw landing in the same quarter as Rafael Nadal. Murray opens his first round match against Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin and may meet Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round. Nadal will start against Thomaz Bellucci and has a possible last 16s meeting against Spanish compatriot David Ferrer.
In the women's singles draw, defending champion Petra Kvitova is in the bottom half of the draw that includes Ekaterina Makarova, Eugenie Bouchard and Agnieszka Radwanska. Top seed Serena Williams will see action against Russian qualifier Margarita Gasparyan in the first round.
No. 4 seed Maria Sharapova is drawn to face British wild card Johanna Konta in her opener and could meet her Roland Garros conqueror Lucie Safarova in the last eight. Serena’s quarter includes super sister No.16 Venus, No.7 Ana Ivanovic, No.9 Carla Suarez-Navarro, and No.23 Vicka Azarenka,
This year’s total prize money for 2015 has been increased by 7% to £26,750,000. The winners of the men's and women's singles titles will earn £1.88m, up £120,000 from the previous year.
Following a tradition at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, the defending men's champion will start the fortnight of festivities on Centre Court on Monday, while the women's defending champion will play her first match on Tuesday.
Men’s Seeds: 1-Novak Djokovic. 2-Roger Federer, 3-Andy Murray, 4-Stan Wawrinka, 5-Kei Nishikori, 6-Tomas Berdych, 7-Milos Raonic, 8-David Ferrer, 9-Marin Cilic, 10-Rafael Nadal, 11-Grigor Dimitrov, 12-Gilles Simon, 13-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 14-Kevin Anderson, 15-Feliciano Lopez, 16-David Goffin, 17-John Isner, 18- Gael Monfils, 19-Tommy Robredo, 20-Roberto Bautista Agut, 21-Richard Gasquet, 22- Viktor Troicki, 23-Ivo Karlovic, 24-Leonardo Mayer, 25-Andreas Seppi, 26-Nick Kyrgios, 27-Bernard Tomic, 28-Pablo Cuevas, 29-Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, 30-Fabio Fognini, 31-Jack Sock, 32-Dominic Thiem
Women’s Seeds: 1-Serena Williams, 2-Petra Kvitova, 3-Simona Halep, 4-Maria Sharapova, 5-Caroline Wozniacki, 6-Lucie Šafářová, 7-Ana Ivanovic, 8-Ekaterina Makarova, 9-Carla Suárez Navarro, 10-Angelique Kerber, 11-Karolína Plíšková, 12-Eugenie Bouchard, 13-Agnieszka Radwańska, 14-Andrea Petkovic, 15-Timea Bacsinszky, 16-Venus Williams, 17-Elina Svitolina, 18-Sabine Lisicki, 19-Sara Errani, 20-Garbiñe Muguruza, 21-Madison Keys, 22-Samantha Stosur, 23-Victoria Azarenka, 24-Flavia Pennetta, 25-Alizé Cornet, 26-Svetlana Kuznetsova, 27-Barbora Strýcová, 28-Jelena Janković, 29-Irina-Camelia Begu, 30-Belinda Bencic, 31-Camila Giorgi, 32-Caroline Garcia