Top Eight Women's Seeds


1 LINDSAY DAVENPORT

United States

The powerful 29-year-old took a break before the French Open to recharge her batteries. Although her current reign as No 1 is due in part to her rivals' injuries, she is one of the favourites for the title she won in 1999.

1 LINDSAY DAVENPORT
United States
The powerful 29-year-old took a break before the French Open to recharge her batteries. Although her current reign as No 1 is due in part to her rivals' injuries, she is one of the favourites for the title she won in 1999.

2 MARIA SHARAPOVA
Russia
Shook the game last year by beating Serena Williams in the final and has become a celebrity beyond the white lines. However, her results have been patchy this year.

3 AMELIE MAURESMO
France
Relieved to have put unfulfilled home expectations at the French Open behind her for another year. Mauresmo hopes to have a stress-free time on the lawns. Twice a semi-finalist.

4 SERENA WILLIAMS
United States
Since winning the Australian Open in January, the younger of the Williams sisters has been little more than an occasional soundbite. We must wait and see how injuries and loss of confidence have affected the champion of 2002 and 2003.

5 SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA
Russia
A quarter-finalist on her debut in 2003, the highly competitive contender from St Petersburg was disappointed to lose in the first round last year. Since then she has won the US Open.

6 ELENA DEMENTIEVA
Russia
Double-faulted herself to distraction in losing to her compatriot Anastasia Myskina in last year's French Open final, she has been able to regain control of her serve. Few players have better ground-strokes.

7 JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE
Belgium
After a long struggle against a viral infection and injuries, the former world No 1 has been advised to reduce her workload. Having rested since her triumph at the French Open, she will be raring to unleash the best backhand in the women's game.

8 NADIA PETROVA
Russia
Not gone beyond the fourth round in five previous appearances. Generally more successful on concrete and clay than on grass. Reached the semi-finals at this year's French Open.

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