With the Australian Open, tennis' first Grand Slam in 2013, taking place from Jan. 14 to 27th, in Melbourne's Melbourne Park, the top female seeds will be: 1) Victoria Azarenka, 2) Maria Sharapova, 3) Serena Williams, 4) Agnieszka Radwanska, and 5) Angelique Kerber, matching the WTA world rankings. Although, seeding based on ranking is all the Slams' policy except Wimbledon, Serena should be the top seed as she is almost a lock to win her sixth Australian Open Women's Singles Title.
Serena captured her 47th career title this past week when she defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-1 in 50 minutes at the Brisbane International, a warm-up to the Open. Serena has won 35 of her past 36 matches, including titles at Wimbledon, the Olympics, the U.S. Open, and the season-ending WTA Tour Championships.
Continuing to be healthy, injury-free, and calm, there is no reason that she will not be holding up the winner's trophy in a fortnight. Serena might even be able to re-create her Serena-slam of 2002, where she held all four Grand Slam Titles at one time.