Full list of seeds out for AO
Seeds named for Aussie Open
Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt has been seeded at 15 in the men's draw of the Australian Open as he attempts to end his ordinary record at his home tournament.
Seedings for the open, which begins here on Monday, were announced on Thursday, with world number ones Andy Roddick and Justin Henin-Hardenne receiving the top seedings.
Australia's Davis Cup hero Mark Philippoussis has been seeded five places above Hewitt at number 10.
Defending men's champion Andre Agassi will attempt to win his fifth Australian Open crown with seeding four, behind Swiss Roger Federer (2) and Spaniard Juan-Carlos Ferrero (3).
Venus Williams has controversially been given the number three seeding in the women's draw despite barely playing since Wimbledon 2003.
Kim Clijsters, still no certainty to take her place in the open due to an ankle injury suffered in the Hopman Cup, is seeded one place behind her fellow Belgian Henin-Hardenne.
The women's seedings illustrate the sustained rise of Russian tennis, with the countryman providing a quarter of the 32 seeds.
Men's: 1. Andy Roddick (USA), 2. Roger Federer (Sui) , 3. Juan-Carlos Ferrero (Esp), 4. Andre Agassi (USA), 5. Guillermo Coria (Arg), 6. Rainer Schuettler (Ger), 7. Carlos Moya (ESP), 8. David Nalbandian (ARG), 9. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA), 10. Mark Philippoussis (AUS), 11. Tim Henman (GBR), 12. Nicolas Massu (CHI), 13. Paradorn Srichaphan (THA), 14. Jiri Novak (CZE), 15. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS), 16. Sjeng Schalken (NED), 17. Martin Verkerk (NED), 18. Younes El Aynaoui (MAR), 19. Gustavo Kuerten (BRA), 20. Tommy Robredo (ESP), 21. Mardy Fish (USA), 22. Agustin Calleri (ARG), 23. Felix Mantilla (ESP), 24. Max Mirnyi (BLR), 25. Jonas Bjorkman (SWE), 26. Albert Costa (ESP), 27. Taylor Dent (USA), 28. Feliciano Lopez (ESP), 29. Vincent Spadea (USA), 30. Arnaud Clement (FRA), 31. Wayne Ferreira (RSA), 32. Robby Ginepri (USA).
Women's: 1. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL), 2. Kim Clijsters (BEL), 3. Venus Williams (USA), 4. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA), 5. Lindsay Davenport (USA), 6. Anastasia Myskina (RUS), 7. Elena Dementieva (RUS), 8. Ai Sugiyama (JPN), 9. Chanda Rubin (USA), 10. Nadia Petrova (RUS), 11. Vera Zvonareva (RUS), 12. Paola Suarez (ARG), 13. Conchita Martinez (ESP), 14. Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR), 15. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK), 16. Magui Serna (ESP), 17. Meghann Shaughnessy (USA), 18. Francesca Schiavone (ITA), 19. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE), 20. Silvia Farina Elia (ITA), 21. Elena Bovina (RUS), 22. Patty Schnyder (SUI), 23. Lina Krasnoroutskaya (RUS), 24. Magdalena Maleeva (BUL), 25. Lisa Raymond (USA), 26. Tina Pisnik (SLO), 27. Amanda Coetzer (RSA), 28. Maria Sharapova (RUS), 29. Nathalie Dechy (FRA), 30. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS), 31. Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA), 32. Fabiola Zuluaga (COL).
Date published: Jan 15, 2004