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Djokovic and Azarenka top seeds at Oz Open

Tuesday 8 Jan 2013 9:24 a.m.

Novak Djokovic (AAP)

Novak Djokovic (AAP)

Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka have been confirmed top seeds for next week's Australian Open.

The world No.1s unsurprisingly topped the official seeding list, announced by Tennis Australia on Monday.

The seedings are effectively in line with current ATP and WTA rankings, save where players are unavailable.

Spain's David Ferrer continues to benefit from his countryman Rafael Nadal's injury and illness-enforced absence, taking the No.4 ranking and thus avoiding any of the top three players until at least the semi-finals.

Samantha Stosur is the only Australian to be seeded in either the men's or women's singles draw, coming in at No.9.

Top ten men's seeds

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)

2. Roger Federer (SUI)

3. Andy Murray (GBR)

4. David Ferrer (ESP)

5. Tomas Berdych (CZE)

6. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)

7. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

8. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)

9. Richard Gasquet (FRA)

10. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)

Top ten women's seeds

1. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)

2. Maria Sharapova (RUS)

3. Serena Williams (USA)

4. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)

5. Angelique Kerber (GER)

6. Li Na (CHN)

7. Sara Errani (ITA)

8. Petra Kvitova (CZE)

9. Samantha Stosur (AUS)

10. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

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