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Deboogle!.
01-15-2004, 04:09 AM
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).

Source: AAP


Date published: Jan 15, 2004

Frooty_Bazooty
01-15-2004, 07:15 AM
wasnt thomas johansson seeded 15th when he won?

Lady
01-15-2004, 07:22 AM
So Guillermo is still planning to play? :bounce:

J. Corwin
01-15-2004, 07:52 AM
thanks deb!

esther
01-15-2004, 08:00 AM
haha seb overtook mark

Gandalf
01-15-2004, 08:36 AM
I hope Hewitt draws Roddick in the fourth round... :devil:

maratski
01-15-2004, 09:01 AM
Guillermo hasn't officially withdrawn yet, but I guess it's very likely to happen in the next few days.

esther
01-15-2004, 09:02 AM
Guillermo hasn't officially withdrawn yet, but I guess it's very likely to happen in the next few days.

noooooooo *cries*

maratski
01-15-2004, 09:04 AM
I read he needed three days of rest first and then he would see. I'm hoping he's able to play, but I just don't know :sad:

*Ljubica*
01-15-2004, 09:49 AM
The rumours I've heard all point to the fact that he will not play - it's a real shame, but obviously he will wait til the last possible moment to withdraw in case he does make a quick recovery, which is why his name still remains in the draw at this stage..

luckystar
01-15-2004, 10:04 AM
let's hope he recovers soon. But of course his health is more important!

Deboogle!.
01-15-2004, 02:10 PM
Guille cancelled his practice session today/yesterday/whenever, according to an article I just read

Ma. Estefania
01-15-2004, 02:33 PM
Oh no... :sad:

CooCooCachoo
01-15-2004, 02:44 PM
Why say "Oh no..."? It is better for him to rest and recover, than to force something. It's a pity he won't play, but I prefer to see him play well later on in the season, than attempting to play now.

Havok
01-15-2004, 03:09 PM
Lleyton got really lucky because had Younes not had his injury and went fairly deep in Doha, Hewitt woulda been seeded outside the top 16:lol: that woulda been very weird to see

Ma. Estefania
01-15-2004, 03:20 PM
Why say "Oh no..."? It is better for him to rest and recover, than to force something. It's a pity he won't play, but I prefer to see him play well later on in the season, than attempting to play now.

Yes, but we all his fans had big expectations for him at the AO, and it's too bad if he won't play (what seems the most likely to happen). :sad:

I don't want the bad for him at all. :angel:

CooCooCachoo
01-15-2004, 03:27 PM
Hehe OK then :) Well.. I am sure you will see some great matches anyway!

Ma. Estefania
01-15-2004, 10:16 PM
Hey! I've just read on TennisLurker thread that Guille IS gonna play at the AO!!!! :bigclap:

Leo
01-15-2004, 10:21 PM
wasnt thomas johansson seeded 15th when he won?

16th seed, actually.

Leo
01-15-2004, 10:24 PM
Wouldn't it be hilarious if Federer drew Hewitt for the round of 16? :lol: I'd just about wet my pants.

Whoa, what a surprise to see Paolo Suarez seeded so high. I didn't know she had made such a big jump in the rankings, but it makes sense after her quarterfinal performance at last year's USO.

When's the last time all top ten players on the men's side actually competed in a Grand Slam? It looks like that'll happen time, unless Coria pulls out in the couple of days.

Deboogle!.
01-15-2004, 10:26 PM
Don't forget how many women have pulled out above her, Leo....

Leo
01-15-2004, 10:30 PM
Don't forget how many women have pulled out above her, Leo....

Well, only two. Although they are certainly 2 big-time players... I think it'd be wise if Kim Clijsters withdrew. She need not injure herself anymore; I think the ankle fracture (or whatever it is) is really serious. And it's pissing me off that she could screw up the draw if she doesn't pull out before the draw is made. Can you imagine Venus, Justine, and Lindsay in the same half and then Amelie in the other side with basically no competition? :fiery:

Awwww, I see Jelena Dokic will definitely not be playing. Poor girl has some many personal problems. :sad: But I think she'll rebound and have a solid year.

Ma. Estefania
01-15-2004, 10:32 PM
It's PAOLA, Leo. ;)

J. Corwin
01-15-2004, 10:48 PM
Well, only two. Although they are certainly 2 big-time players... I think it'd be wise if Kim Clijsters withdrew. She need not injure herself anymore; I think the ankle fracture (or whatever it is) is really serious. And it's pissing me off that she could screw up the draw if she doesn't pull out before the draw is made. Can you imagine Venus, Justine, and Lindsay in the same half and then Amelie in the other side with basically no competition? :fiery:

Awwww, I see Jelena Dokic will definitely not be playing. Poor girl has some many personal problems. :sad: But I think she'll rebound and have a solid year.

That'd be very interesting.