Oh well, seedings are out, might as well make a new thread then
Tournament website: http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/
Hewitt, Clijsters top seed at Sydney tournament
MELBOURNE, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Australia's Lleyton Hewitt and Belgian Kim Clijsters have been made top seeds for next week's Sydney International tennis tournament.
Hewitt, the world number four, crashed out of the Australian hardcourt championships in Adelaide on Thursday, and will need a good run in Sydney to give him much-needed match practice ahead of the Australian Open, which begins on Jan. 16.
Former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero has been seeded fifth for the tournament, while former Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson is third.
World number three Amelie Mauresmo has been ranked second for the tournament, and former world number one Justine Henin-Hardenne third.
Russia's Nadia Petrova has been seeded fifth, although she retired from her semi-final at the Auckland Open on Friday with a thigh injury.
The draw for the tournament will be made on Saturday.
Women: 1. Kim Clijsters (Belgium) 2. Amelie Mauresmo (France) 3. Justin Henin-Hardenne (Belgium) 4. Patty Schnyder (Switzerland) 5. Nadia Petrova (Russia) 6. Francesca Schiavone (Italy) 7. Nicole Vaidisova (Czech Republic) 8. Elena Likhovtseva (Russia)