Emma Raducanu seeded in top 10 for this summer's Wimbledon Championships

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The 2021 US Open champion has faced a number of injury worries this year, but does advance one place from her world ranking due to Wimbledon's Russian and Belarusian player ban which prohibits world number six Aryna Sabalenka from competing.

Raducanu opted to miss WTA Eastbourne in the build up to SW19 after suffering an injury during a match against Viktorija Golubic in Nottingham. The match last just seven games as the Brit was forced to quit, which raised speculation about her ability to participate at Wimbledon. While the 19-year-old is set to compete at the All England Club, but she does so having played just 33-minutes worth of competitive grass court tennis this year.

Since her extraordinary title run at Flushing Meadows, Raducanu has struggled to adapt to life on the WTA Tour.

The current British number one first burst onto the scene during last year's Wimbledon as she became the youngest female player from her country to reach the last 16 stage of the event.

On that occasion, the teenager beat Vitalia Diatchenko, Marketa Vondrousova and Sorana Cirstea before retiring against Ajla Tomljanovic in the fourth round. This season, Raducanu has struggled to make an impact in grand slams, bowing out in the second round of both the Australian Open and Roland Garros. The Brit arrives at SW19 on the back of four defeats from five games - two of those ending in retirements.

Other seeds

Fellow Brit Cameron Norrie has been seeded ninth for Wimbledon, while compatriot Dan Evans finds himself placed 29th. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, on the other hand, assume the top two men's seeds due to the absence of Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev. In the women's draw, it's Iga Swaitek who takes the top seeding, ahead of Anett Kontaveit and Ons Jabeur.

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