Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Stephens seeded fourth, Querrey 11th at Wimbledon

Sloane Stephens began her comeback from foot surgery at Wim-
bledon last year. File photo by Paul Bauman
   For Sloane Stephens and Sam Querrey, Wimbledon marked milestones last year.
   In her first tournament after undergoing foot surgery in January 2017, Stephens lost in the first round to fellow American Alison Riske. Two months later, Stephens won the U.S. Open for her first Grand Slam title.
   Stephens reached her second major final this month, losing to Simona Halep in the French Open on June 9 after leading by a set and a service break.
   Querrey, meanwhile, advanced to the 2017 Wimbledon semifinals, which remains his best showing in a major tournament.
   Stephens, a 25-year-old Fresno product, will return to Wimbledon as the fourth seed and Querrey, a 30-year-old San Francisco native, as the 11th seed.
   The seedings for the tournament, Monday through July 15, were announced today, and the draw will be held Friday.
   Stephens heads five seeded American women. The others are No. 9 Venus Williams, No. 10 Madison Keys, No. 16 CoCo Vandeweghe and No. 25 Serena Williams. The only other seeded U.S. men are No. 9 John Isner and No. 19 Jack Sock.
   Nine of the 32 women's seeds have entered the inaugural Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, July 30-Aug. 5 at San Jose State. Keys tops the list (see below).
   Here are all the women's and men's seeds:
   1. Simona Halep, Romania
   2. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark
   3. Garbine Muguruza, Spain
   4. Sloane Stephens, United States
   5. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine
   6. Caroline Garcia, France
   7. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic
   8. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
   9. Venus Williams, United States
   10. Madison Keys, United States (Mubadala)
   11. Angelique Kerber, Germany
   12. Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia
   13. Julia Goerges, Germany
   14. Daria Kasatkina, Russia
   15. Elise Mertens, Belgium (Mubadala)
   16. CoCo Vandeweghe, United States (Mubadala)
   17. Ashleigh Barty, Australia
   18. Naomi Osaka, Japan
   19. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia
   20. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands
   21. Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia
   22. Johanna Konta, Great Britain (Mubadala)
   23. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic
   24. Maria Sharapova, Russia (Mubadala)
   25. Serena Williams, United States (Mubadala)
   26. Daria Gavrilova, Australia
   27. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain
   28. Anett Kontaveit, Estonia
   29. Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania (Mubadala)
   30. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia (Mubadala)
   31. Zhang Shuai, China (Mubadala)
   32. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland

   1. Roger Federer, Switzerland
   2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
   3. Marin Cilic, Croatia
   4. Alexander Zverev, Germany
   5. Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina
   6. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria
   7. Dominic Thiem, Austria
   8. Kevin Anderson, South Africa
   9. John Isner, United States
   10. David Goffin, Belgium
   11. Sam Querrey, United States
   12. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
   13. Milos Raonic, Canada
   14.  Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain
   15. Diego Schwartzman, Argentina
   16. Nick Kyrgios, Australia
   17. Borna Coric, Croatia
   18. Lucas Pouille, France
   19. Jack Sock, United States
   20. Fabio Fognini, Italy
   21. Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain
   22. Kyle Edmund, Great Britain
   23. Adrian Mannarino, France
   24. Richard Gasquet, France
   25. Kei Nishikori, Japan
   26. Chung Hyeon, South Korea
   27. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany
   28. Denis Shapovalov, Canada
   29. Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia and Herzogovina
   30. Filip Krajinovic, Serbia
   31. Marco Cecchinato, Italy
   32. Fernando Verdasco, Spain

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