Wimbledon 2012: Seeds Announced; Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic Earn Top Spots

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates a pont during her second round match against Ioana Raluca Olaru of Romania on Day Four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova, earned the top seeds in Wimbledon this year. The highest rated American players are Mardy Fisher at No. 10 and John Isner at No. 11. On the women's side Serena Williams is the highest rated American female player at No. 6.

The 2012 Wimbledon Tournament is tennis' third Grand Slam event and begins on June 25 and runs through July 8. With the tournament fast approaching the seeds have been announced for the 2012 edition of Wimbledon. The top seed on the men's side belongs to Novak Djokovic, and Maria Sharapova earned the No. 1 seed on the women's side.

Sharapova just won the 2012 French Open to complete the career Grand Slam while Djokovic lost in the finals of the 2012 French Open to Rafael Nadal for the second consecutive year.

Mardy Fish and John Isner are the highest seeded American players with Fish seeded at No. 10 and Isner at No. 11. On the women's Serena Williams is the highest rated American at No. 6.

Men's Top Seeds:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
3. Roger Federer (SUI)
4. Andy Murray (GBR)
5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
6. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
7. David Ferrer (ESP)
8. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
9. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
10. Mardy Fish (USA)
11. John Isner (USA)
12. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
13. Gilles Simon (FRA)
14. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
15. Juan Monaco (ARG)

Women's Top Seeds:

1. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
2. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
3. Agnieszka Radawanska (POL)
4. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
5. Samantha Stosur (AUS)
6. Serena Williams (USA)
7. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
8. Angelique Kerber (GER)
9. Marion Bartoli (FRA)
10. Sara Errani (ITA)
11. Na Li (CHN)
12. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
13. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
14. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
15. Sabine Lisicki (GER)

You can view the full seedings at the official Wimbledon website.

For more on Wimbledon go visit SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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