Australian Open women’s seedings: Predicted 2023 singles seeds, how they work

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As the Australian Open fast approaches, it’s time to consider which 32 women’s players will be seeded at the first Grand Slam of the year.

World No.1 Iga Swiatek will assume the mantle as first seed and will be overwhelming favourite to win her first major at Melbourne Park.

The Sporting News examines the women’s seedings process at the Australian Open.

How do the Australian Open seedings work?

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Just like the other three Grand Slams, the Australian Open uses the current WTA women’s rankings to determine the women’s seed order – which is 32 players.

Organisers usually take the WTA rankings from the previous Monday before the tournament begins.

French Open and US Open have had the same system for seedings in recent times, but Wimbledon only recently moved over to it in 2021.

Until the 2021 tournament, Wimbledon organisers had used a computer-based system favouring grass court results to decide the seedings, giving players who had gone far at Wimbledon the previous year an advantage.

Tennis rankings Australian Open 2023

The women’s seedings at the Australian Open will likely not exactly reflect the women’s WTA rankings as there could be several injured players in the top 32 players.

Currently, the top 32 WTA ranked players are slated to play in the Australian Open, but there has been high-profile withdrawals from Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams.

Several players outside of the top 32 will likely be seeded because of injured and absent players.

Predicted women’s Australian Open 2023 singles seedings

No. Seed Player Nationality Ranking
1 Iga Swiatek Poland 1
2 Ons Jabeur Tunisia 2
3 Jessica Pegula USA 3
4 Caroline Garcia France 4
5 Aryna Sabalenka Canada 5
6 Maria Sakkari Greece 6
7 Coco Gauff USA 7
8 Daria Kasatkina   8
9 Veronika Kudermetova   9
10 Madison Keys USA 10
11 Paula Badosa Spain 11
12 Simona Halep Romania 12
13 Belinda Bencic Switzerland 13
14 Danielle Collins USA  14
15 Beatriz Haddad Maia Brazil 15
16 Petra Kvitova Croatia 16
17 Anett Kontaveit Estonia 17
18 Jelena Ostapenko Latvia 18
19 Liudmila Samsonova   19
20 Ekaterina Alexandrova   20
21 Barbora Krejcikova Czech 21
22 Martina Trevisan Italy 22
23 Elena Rybakina Kazakhstan 23
24 Shuai Zhang China 24
25 Victoria Azarenka Croatia 25
26 Marie Bouzkova Czech 26
27 Elise Mertens Belgium 27
28 Irina-Camelia Begu Romania 28
29 Amanda Anisimova USA 29
30 Qinwen Zheng China 30
31 Karolina Pliskova Czech 31
32 Kaia Kanepi Estonia 32

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