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Sania-Elena seeded fourth at Wimbledon

June 15, 2011 19:39 IST

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina, runners-up at the French Open earlier this month, have been seeded fourth in the women's doubles at Wimbledon, which gets underway on Monday.

Sania, partnering Elena, made it to her maiden Grand Slam women's doubles final at Ronald Garros on June 2 but failed to win the summit clash.

The Indian duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi are seeded third in the men's doubles, while compatriot Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, who picked their second ATP title at Halle, Germany, last week, are seeded fourth in the grass-court tournament.

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World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal was handed the top billing in the men's singles while Serbian Novak Djokovic, who lost to Roger Federer of Switzerland in the semi-finals in Paris to see his 41-match winning streak snapped, is the second seed.

The 29-year-old Federer, who has 16 Grand Slam titles, including six at Wimbledon, is seeded third.

Denmark's world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki is the women's top seed, while Belgium's Kim Clijsters and Vera Zvonareva are the second and third seeds respectively.

French Open champion Li Na of China is seeded fourth.

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