Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Serena seeded 11th at Wimbledon; Ahn rolls in qualies

   Seven-time champion Serena Williams today was seeded 11th for Wimbledon, which begins Monday.
   The 37-year-old Williams, a part-time resident of Silicon Valley, has not played since losing to Sofia Kenin in the third round of the French Open. It was Williams' earliest loss at a Grand Slam tournament in five years.
   Williams seeks her first major singles title since the 2017 Australian Open and 24th of her career, which would tie Margaret Court's record.
   Sloane Stephens, meanwhile, was seeded ninth at Wimbledon. The 26-year-old Fresno product reached the quarterfinals there in 2013 but has lost in the first round in each of the past two years.
   Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan were seeded seventh in men's doubles. The 41-year-old twins and former Stanford stars will try to win their fourth Wimbledon title together. Mike Bryan also won last year's title with Jack Sock while Bob Bryan was out with a hip injury that required surgery.
   Raquel Atawo, a 36-year-old Fresno native and ex-Cal standout, was seeded 16th in women's doubles with Lyudmyla Kichenok of Ukraine.
   Atawo (formerly Kops-Jones) reached the Wimbledon doubles semifinals with Abigail Spears in 2015 and 2016. Kichenok advanced to the final of last year's inaugural Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic at San Jose State with her twin sister, Nadiia. They lost to Latisha Chan and 43-year-old Kveta Peschke.
   Wimbledon qualifying -- Unseeded Kristie Ahn, a 27-year-old Stanford graduate, is set to play third-seeded Lauren Davis on Thursday for a berth in the Wimbledon main draw.
   Ahn, 5-foot-5 (1.65 meters), dismissed 32nd-seeded Tamara Korpatsch of Germany 6-2, 6-0 in 68 minutes. Davis, 5-foot-2 (1.57 meters), beat fellow Ohio product Francesca Di Lorenzo 6-4, 7-5.
   Davis, ranked No. 96 after reaching a career-high No. 26 in May 2017, and Ahn, ranked No. 191, will meet for the first time. Davis, 25, eyes her fifth spot in the Wimbledon main draw, having advanced to the third round in 2014, and Ahn her first.
Men's singles
1. Novak Djokovic
2. Roger Federer
3. Rafael Nadal
4. Kevin Anderson
5. Dominic Thiem
6. Alexander Zverev
7. Stefanos Tsitsipas
8. Kei Nishikori
9. John Isner
10. Karen Khachanov
11. Daniil Medvedev
12. Fabio Fognini
13. Marin Cilic
14. Borna Coric
15. Milos Raonic
16. Gael Monfils
17. Matteo Berrettini
18. Nikoloz Basilashvili
19. Felix Auger-Aliassime
20. Gilles Simon
21. David Goffin
22. Stan Wawrinka
23. Roberto Bautista-Agut
24. Diego Schwartzman
25. Alex De Minaur
26. Guido Pella
27. Lucas Pouille
28. Benoit Paire
29. Denis Shapovalov
30. Kyle Edmund
31. Laslo Djere
32. Dusan Lajovic
Women's singles
1. Ashleigh Barty
2. Naomi Osaka
3. Karolina Pliskova
4. Kiki Bertens
5. Angelique Kerber
6. Petra Kvitova
7. Simona Halep
8. Elina Svitolina
9. Sloane Stephens
10. Aryna Sabalenka
11. Serena Williams
12. Anastasija Sevastova
13. Belinda Bencic
14. Caroline Wozniacki
15. Qiang Wang
16. Marketa Vondrousova
17. Madison Keys
18. Julia Goerges
19. Johanna Konta
20. Anett Kontaveit
21. Elise Mertens
22. Donna Vekic
23. Caroline Garcia
24. Petra Martic
25. Amanda Anisimova
26. Garbine Muguruza
27. Sofia Kenin
28. Su-Wei Hsieh
29. Daria Kasatkina
30. Carla Suarez Navarro
31. Maria Sakkari
32. Lesia Tsurenko
Men's doubles
1. Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo
2. Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah
3. Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus
4. Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares
5. Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau
6. Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor
7. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
8. Henri Kontinen and John Peers
9. Maximo Gonzalez and Horacio Zeballos
10. Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski
11. Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin
12. Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury
13. Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies
14. Oliver Marach and Jurgen Melzer
15. Dominic Inglot and Austin Krajicek
16. Robin Haase and Frederik Nielsen
Women's doubles
1. Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic
2. Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova
3. Su-Wei Hsieh and Barbora Strycova
4. Gabriela Dabrowski and Yifan Xu
5. Samantha Stosur and Shuai Zhang
6. Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka
7. Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschke
8. Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Demi Schuurs
9. Hao-Ching Chan and Latisha Chan
10. Victoria Azarenka and Ashleigh Barty
11. Lucie Hradecka and Andreja Klepac
12. Kirsten Flipkens and Johanna Larson
13. Yingying Duan and Saisai Zheng
14. Veronika Kudermetova and Jelena Ostapenko
15. Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu
16. Raquel Atawo and Lyudmyla Kichenok

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