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Tennis Observer
Jan 2nd, 2012, 11:21 AM
Race to Australian Open 2012 Seeding
Points

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 7,485
Petra Kvitová (CZE) 7.190
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6,520
Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6,440
Na Li (CHN) 5,720
Samantha Stosur (AUS) 5,585
Vera Zvonereva (RUS) 5,435
Agnieszka Radwańska (POL) 5,250
Marion Bartoli (FRA) 4,710
Andrea Petković (GER) 4,500
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 4,040
Kim Clijsters (BEL) 3,361
Serena Williams (USA) 3,300
Jelena Janković (SRB) 3,115
Sabine Lisicki (GER) 2,903
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2,795
Shuai Peng (CHN) 2,790
Dominika Cibulková (SVK) 2,755
Svetlana Kuznezova (RUS) 2,706
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 2,660
Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) 2,295
Ana Ivanović (SRB) 2,260
Julia Görges (GER) 2,225
Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2,125
Lucie Šafářová (CZE) 2,060
Kaia Kanepi (EST) 2,049
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 1,950
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 1,930
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 1,880
Nadia Petrova (RUS) 1,765
Angelique Kerber (GER) 1,750
Monica Niculescu (ROU) 1,725
Petra Cetkovská (CZE) 1,666
Jarmila Gajdošová (AUS) 1,575
María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 1,536
Polona Hercog (SLO) 1,490
Shahar Pe'er (ISR) 1,460
Jie Zheng (CHN) 1,405
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 1,376
Ksenia Pervak (KAZ) 1,365

Australian Open 2011 Seeding

Caroline Wozniaki (DEN) - Semifinalist
Vera Zvonereva (RUS) - Semifinalist
Kim Clijsters (BEL) - Champion
Venus Williams (USA) – R3
Samantha Stosur (AUS) – R3
Francesca Schiavonne (ITA) - Quarterfinalist
Jelena Janković (SRB) – R2
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) – R4
Na Li (CHN) - Finalist
Shahar Pe'er (ISR) – R3
Justine Henin (BEL) – R3 (retired)
Agnieszksa Radwańska (POL) - Quarterfinalist
Nadia Petrova (RUS) – R3
Maria Sharapova (RUS) – R4
Marion Bartoli (FRA) – R2
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – R3
Aravane Rezaď (FRA) – R1
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) – R2
Ana Ivanović (SRB) – R1
Kaia Kanepi (EST) – R2
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) – R2
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) – R4
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) – R4
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) – R2 (diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma)
Petra Kvitová (CZE) - QF
María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) – R2
Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) – R1
Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) – R1
Dominika Cibulková (SVK) – R3
Andrea Petković (GER) - QF
Lucie Šafářová (CZE) – R3
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) – R2

Tennis Observer
Jan 2nd, 2012, 11:25 AM
As there is only one tournament week to go, most seeding spots are already set in stone:

# 1:
Caroline Wozniacki

# 2:
Petra Kvitová

# 3 & 4:
Maria Sharapova & Victoria Azarenka

# 5 - 8:
Na Li, Samantha Stosur, Vera Zvonereva & Agnieszka Radwańska

# 9 - 12:
Marion Bartoli, Andrea Petković, Francesca Schiavone, Kim Clijsters & Serena Williams.

# 13-16:
Jelena Janković, Sabine Lisicki & Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Shuai Peng.

# 17-24:
Dominika Cibulková, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Flavia Pennetta, Daniela Hantuchová, Ana Ivanović, Julia Görges, Roberta Vinci & Lucie Šafářová.

# 25- 32:
Kaia Kanepi, Anabel Medina Garrigues, Maria Kirilenko, Yanina Wickmayer, Nadia Petrova, Angelique Kerber, Monica Niculescu & Petra Cetkovská.

Tennis Observer
Jan 3rd, 2012, 01:44 PM
QD-Seeding (according to Entry List (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20565562&postcount=1) provided by Tenisboss)
As [10]Andrea Petkovic (GER) has withdrawn (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2012-01-11/201201111326248897556.html), Olga Govortsova BLR) made the MD cut. Next in-line Aravane Rezai (FRA) holds a MD-WC.

Alt

Vesna Dolonts (RUS) 606
Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 598
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) 576
Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 567
Alexandra Panova (RUS) 558
Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
Misaki Doi (JPN) 550
Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 544 - Juanes (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20615532&postcount=45) prediction (MD-WC) didn't materialize.
Regina Kulikova (RUS) 543
Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROU)
Anastasia Pivovarova (RUS) 530
Shuai Zhang (CHN) (MD-WC)
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 524
Erika Sema (JPN) 522
Valeria Savinykh (RUS) 516
Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS)
Mirjana Lucic (CRO) 513
Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP)
Dinara Safina (RUS)
Laura Robson (GBR) 501
Caroline Garcia (FRA) 500
Casey Dellacqua (AUS) (MD-WC)
Nina Bratchikova (RUS) 494
Alison Riske (USA) 492
Tetiana Luzhanska (USA) 490
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 484
Stefanie Vögele (SUI) 482
Timea Babos (HUN) 482
Sesil Karatancheva (KAZ) 476
Jamie Hampton (USA) 468
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 465
Kurumi Nara (JPN) 463
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 458
Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) 449
Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) 446
Melinda Czink (HUN) 444
Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO)
Kathrin Wörle (GER) 437
Jill Craybas (USA) 434
Ekatarina Ivanova (RUS) 432

Tennis Observer
Jan 5th, 2012, 09:50 AM
If there are no upsets, composition of R3-MD :

[1]-[8] versus [25]-[32] [9]-[16] versus [17]-[24]
Caroline Wozniacki Kaia Kanepi Marion Bartoli Dominika Cibulková
Petra Kvitová Anabel Medina Garrigues Francesca Schiavone Svetlana Kuznetsova
Victoria Azarenka Maria Kirilenko Kim Clijsters Flavia Pennetta
Maria Sharapova Yanina Wickmayer Serena Williams Daniela Hantuchová
Na Li Nadia Petrova Jelena Janković Ana Ivanović
Samantha Stosur Angelique Kerber Sabine Lisicki Julia Görges
Vera Zvonereva Monica Niculescu Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Roberta Vinci
Agnieszka Radwańska Petra Cetkovská Shuai Peng Lucie Šafářová

Outlook to R4-MD, if there are no upsets:

[1]-[4] versus [13]-[16] [5]-[8] versus [9]-[12]
Caroline Wozniacki Jelena Janković Na Li Marion Bartoli
Petra Kvitová Sabine Lisicki Samantha Stosur Francesca Schiavone
Victoria Azarenka Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Vera Zvonereva Kim Clijsters
Maria Sharapova Shuai Peng Agnieszka Radwańska Serena Williams

austin_ap5
Jan 9th, 2012, 06:46 PM
seedings announced!

1 Caroline Wozniacki
2 Petra Kvitova
3 Victoria Azarenka
4 Maria Sharapova
5 Na Li
6 Samantha Stosur
7 Vera Zvonareva
8 Agnieszka Radwanska
9 Marion Bartoli
10 Andrea Petkovic
11 Francesca Schiavone
12 Serena Williams
13 Kim Clijsters
14 Jelena Jankovic
15 Sabine Lisicki
16 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
17 Shuai Peng
18 Dominika Cibulkova
19 Svetlana Kuznetsova
20 Flavia Pennetta
21 Julia Goerges
22 Ana Ivanovic
23 Roberta Vinci
24 Daniela Hantuchova
25 Lucie Safarova

yorthae
Jan 9th, 2012, 06:52 PM
seedings announced!

1 Caroline Wozniacki
2 Petra Kvitova
3 Victoria Azarenka
4 Maria Sharapova
5 Na Li
6 Samantha Stosur
7 Vera Zvonareva
8 Agnieszka Radwanska
9 Marion Bartoli
10 Andrea Petkovic
11 Francesca Schiavone
12 Serena Williams
13 Kim Clijsters
14 Jelena Jankovic
15 Sabine Lisicki
16 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
17 Shuai Peng
18 Dominika Cibulkova
19 Svetlana Kuznetsova
20 Flavia Pennetta
21 Julia Goerges
22 Ana Ivanovic
23 Roberta Vinci
24 Daniela Hantuchova
25 Lucie Safarova

these are not the seedings... this is the last week ranking - top 25 spots... some things have changed in the meantime and besides, you're missing 26-32 seeds...

austin_ap5
Jan 9th, 2012, 07:42 PM
these are not the seedings... this is the last week ranking - top 25 spots... some things have changed in the meantime and besides, you're missing 26-32 seeds...

ohh i misread the website. then when do they come out??

yorthae
Jan 9th, 2012, 07:51 PM
ohh i misread the website. then when do they come out??

sometimes this week, don't really know... but you can just take a look at this week's rankings... the first 32 players will be seeded according to their ranking, provided none of the top 32 withdraws from the tournament....

Hurley
Jan 9th, 2012, 09:23 PM
Goodness gracious :facepalm:

Here they are: http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2012-01-09/201201091326090539568.html

Tennis Observer
Jan 11th, 2012, 03:45 AM
After the withdrawal of [10]Andrea Petković (GER) (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2012-01-11/201201111326248897556.html) due to a stress fracture in her lower back, Serena Williams (USA) moved up to # 12, Shuai Peng (CHN) to # 16, Lucie Šafářová (CZE) to # 24 & Petra Cetkovská (CZE) to # 32 seed.

You will find the updated possible meet ups in R3 & R4 here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20687915&postcount=4).

iPaparazzo
Jan 15th, 2012, 01:59 AM
Ms. Wozniacki nor Ms. Kvitova deserve the top 2 spots.