Wimbledon 2022: Top seed given to Inga Swietec, Serena unseeded

London, 22 June (H.S.). Poland’s Inga Swietake, world number one tennis player, has been named top seed in women’s singles at Wimbledon 2022, starting June 27. The singles and doubles rankings were announced on Tuesday ahead of the draw ceremony on Friday morning. Swietec won their second Roland-Garros Trophy in early June and entered the […]
 


Wimbledon 2022: Top seed given to Inga Swietec, Serena unseeded

London, 22 June (H.S.). Poland’s Inga Swietake, world number one tennis player, has been named top seed in women’s singles at Wimbledon 2022, starting June 27.

The singles and doubles rankings were announced on Tuesday ahead of the draw ceremony on Friday morning.

Swietec won their second Roland-Garros Trophy in early June and entered the tournament with 35 consecutive wins. They have won their last six events and have not lost a match since mid-February. Swietec has never progressed beyond the fourth round at the All England Club.

Last year’s women’s singles champion, Ashleigh Barty, suddenly announced her retirement in March and therefore will not be back to defend her title.

Estonia’s Annette Kontaveit has been seeded second in the tournament. Tunisia’s recent Berlin grass court champion Ons Jabur has been seeded third and Spanish Paula Badosa fourth. Last year’s women’s runner-up Karolina Pliskova is ranked sixth on the list.

2017 champion Garbine Muguruza is seeded 9th, while 2018 winner Angelique Kerber is seeded 15th, one place ahead of 2019 champion Simona Halep. Two-time Wimbledon champion Czech lefty Petra Kvitova has been seeded 25th in the rankings.

Seven-time Wimbledon singles champion Serena Williams is in the unseeded list. The 40-year-old has not played a match since retiring during her opening match in the 2021 championship.

In the men’s section, defending champion Novak Djokovic, seeded top, will be aiming for a seventh singles title and 21st Grand Slam overall.

At the same time, 2008 and 2010 champion Rafael Nadal has been given second seed. Norway’s Roland-Garros runner-up, Kasper Rudd, and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas are seeded third and fourth, respectively.