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2012 Wimbledon: Seeding Announced; Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic Are No. 1s

Tennis' third Grand Slam at Wimbledon gets underway on June 25 - July 8, with the top tennis players in the world vying for the men's and women's titles. With the tournament just a few days away the top-15 seeds for the men and women were announced.

On the men's side the No. 1 seed is the 2011 Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic. Djokovic will be looking to defend his title and win his second ever Wimbledon championships.

Maria Sharapova was named the top women's seed, and she is worthy of that seed since she is coming off winning the 2012 French Open which gave her the career Grand Slam.

The American contingency is not projected to do all that well, especially on the men's side. Mardy Fish is the highest seeded American man at No. 10, and just behind him is John Isner at No. 11. Serena Williams earned the highest seed for an American and is the No. 6 seed.

Men's Top Seeds:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
3. Roger Federer (SUI)
4. Andy Murray (GBR)
5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
6. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
7. David Ferrer (ESP)
8. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
9. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
10. Mardy Fish (USA)
11. John Isner (USA)
12. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
13. Gilles Simon (FRA)
14. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
15. Juan Monaco (ARG)

Women's Top Seeds:

1. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
2. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
3. Agnieszka Radawanska (POL)
4. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
5. Samantha Stosur (AUS)
6. Serena Williams (USA)
7. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
8. Angelique Kerber (GER)
9. Marion Bartoli (FRA)
10. Sara Errani (ITA)
11. Na Li (CHN)
12. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
13. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
14. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
15. Sabine Lisicki (GER)

You can view the full seedings at the official Wimbledon website.

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