23 Jun 2012

Sharapova top seed at Wimbledon

3:36 pm on 23 June 2012

The French Open tennis champion Maria Sharapova of Russia has been seeded as No.1 in the Wimbledon women's draw for the first time.

Sharapova has a first-round match with Australian Anastasia Rodionova.

The defending champion Petra Kvitova plays Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan - Sharapova and Kvitova could meet in the final for a second straight year.

The Belgian great Kim Clijsters plays her last Wimbledon, she faces Serb Jelena Jankovic in the first round.