News

Djokovic, Serena seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon

Djokovic, Serena seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon

WIMBELDON:Serena Williams of the U.S. returns the ball during the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain's Garbine Muguruza at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 28. Williams lost in two sets 2-6, 2-6. Photo: Associated Press/Darko Vojinovic

LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Andy Murray has been seeded third for Wimbledon, two places above his current world ranking.

Novak Djokovic was given the No. 1 seeding Wednesday by the All England Club, moving up from his No. 2 ranking.

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal, coming off his ninth French Open title, is seeded No. 2 for the grass-court Grand Slam, which starts on Monday.

Seven-time champion Roger Federer is seeded No. 4, with Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka at No. 5.

Wimbledon takes into account grass-court records in the men’s seedings.

The women’s seedings stuck to the WTA rankings, with Serena Williams at No. 1, followed by Li Na, Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Sharapova.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Republicans Expect to Hang On to 18th Seat in Illinois

Il 18th District

Only candidate to announce a run for Aaron Schock's seat so far is Darin LaHood.

in Local

Rauner Stands By Right-To-Work Idea for Illinois

rauner

Governor Rauner stands by right-to-work zones in Illinois in spite of opinion issued by Lisa Madigan's office.

in Local

Catholic Bishops Call for Bell Ringing to Mark End of Civil War

church bell

Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.

in Local

Eastern Ill. Lincoln Site to Commemorate 150th Death Anniversary

lincoln

The presentations are scheduled for the weekend of April 10 to 12.

in Local

Illinois Observes Earth Hour This Evening

Earth Hour

Lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 this evening.