Kim Clijsters has withdrawn from Wimbledon following tests on a foot injury.
The 28-year-old US Open and Australian Open champion, who initially picked up the injury while dancing at a wedding, suffered a recurrence of the problem when playing at the Unicef Open in s’Hertogenbosch.
“I’m very disappointed to have to withdraw after injuring my foot again at the tournament in s’Hertogenbosch,” Clijsters said. “I feel frustrated that it has to happen now before one of my favourite tournaments.
“I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the Wimbledon atmosphere but have no other choice but to rest .”
Following the second-seeded Belgian’s announcement, the players below move up a place, with Tsvetana Pironkova coming in at number 32.
In the men’s competition, Andy Murray has been handed the fourth seeding as expected after the All England Club elected to adhere to the top-five world rankings.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal is therefore the top seed ahead of Novak Djokovic, with six-time winner Roger Federer third on the list.
Murray’s seeding ensures he will not play any of the top four before the semi-finals as he aims to claim his breakthrough grand slam success on home turf.
Nadal’s presence at the top of the pile, meanwhile, has meant that Federer will not be top seed for the first time since his maiden Wimbledon success in 2003.
Revised Men’s seedings: 1 Rafael Nadal, 2 Novak Djokovic, 3 Roger Federer, 4 Andy Murray, 5 R Soderling, 6 Tomas Berdych, 7 David Ferrer, 8 Andy Roddick, 9 Gael Monfils, 10 Mardy Fish, 11 Jurgen Melzer, 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 13 Viktor Troicki, 14 Stanislas Wawrinka, 15 Gilles Simon, 16 Nicolas Almagro, 17 Richard Gasquet, 18 Mikhail Youzhny, 19 Michael Llodra, 20 Florian Mayer.
Women’s seedings: 1 Caroline Wozniacki, 2 Vera Zvonareva, 3 Na Li, 4 Victoria Azarenka, 5 Maria Sharapova, 6 Francesca Schiavone, 7 Serena Williams, 8 Petra Kvitova, 9 Marion Bartoli, 10 Samantha Stosur.