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England’s Perry and Kennedy seeded to medal at Birmingham Games

Sarah-Jane Perry

Team England’s Sarah-Jane Perry and Gina Kennedy are seeded to capture silver and bronze respectively at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after they were named second and third seeds following the release of the singles seedings today.

Birmingham-born Perry is bidding for her maiden Commonwealth title after claiming silver at the Gold Coast four years ago.

The 32-year-old is seeded to meet top seed Joelle King in the 2022 final in what could be a repeat of the 2018 games which saw King emerge victorious following a five-game thriller.

The World No.6 said:

“I’ve been preparing for the games for a very long time and to play on home soil in front of my friends and family means everything. Competition is fierce but I can’t wait to get stuck in and give it my all.

"Landing gold would be a dream come true and I’ll be doing everything I can to make my country proud.”

Gina Kennedy

England’s Kennedy, the World No.8, will be making her Commonwealth Games debut at Birmingham. The 25-year-old turned pro last year and shot from World No.167 to inside the world’s top ten within the space of a year.

Kennedy said:

“I’m so excited to be making my Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham.

"Winning a medal would be an absolute dream come true and to do it in front of a home crowd would make it even more special.

"I am so excited to get out there and do my best to bring home a medal for Team England.”

Also making their debut is Kennedy’s compatriot, Lucy Turmel who is seeded 5/8.

Patrick Rooney

In the men’s draw, England’s highest ranked player, Patrick Rooney is seeded fourth and predicted to reach the semi-finals.

Rooney said: "I've really ramped up my training in preparation for the games because an opportunity like this doesn't come round often, especially competing in doubles. I can't wait to get stuck in and hopefully bag a medal along the way."

Former Commonwealth Games gold medallist James Willstrop is seeded seventh with Commonwealth Games silver doubles medallist Adrian Waller seeded sixth.

Women's seedings
First NameLast NameCountryEventSeeding
JoelleKingNZLWomen’s Singles1
Sarah-JanePerryENGWomen’s Singles2
GeorginaKennedyENGWomen’s Singles3
JoshnaChinappaINDWomen’s Singles4
TesniEvansWALWomen’s Singles5-8
HollieNaughtonCANWomen’s Singles5-8
EmilyWhitlockWALWomen’s Singles5-8
LucyTurmelENGWomen’s Singles5-8
AifaAzmanMASWomen’s Singles9-16
LisaAitkenSCOWomen’s Singles9-16
RachelArnoldMASWomen’s Singles9-16
DonnaLobbanAUSWomen’s Singles9-16
NicoleBunyanCANWomen’s Singles9-16
GeorgiaAdderleySCOWomen’s Singles9-16
YiwenChanMASWomen’s Singles9-16
JessTurnbullAUSWomen’s Singles9-16
Men's seedings
First NameLast NameCountryEventSeeding
PaulCollNZLMen’s Singles1
JoelMakinWALMen’s Singles2
SauravGhosalINDMen’s Singles3
PatrickRooneyENGMen’s Singles4
Eain YowNgMASMen’s Singles5-8
AdrianWallerENGMen’s Singles5-8
JamesWillstropENGMen’s Singles5-8
GregLobbanSCOMen’s Singles5-8
RamitTandonINDMen’s Singles9-16
AlanClyneSCOMen’s Singles9-16
TayyabAslamPAKMen’s Singles9-16
Chee WernYuenMASMen’s Singles9-16
DavidBaillargeonCANMen’s Singles9-16
RoryStewartSCOMen’s Singles9-16
Mohammad SyafiqKamalMASMen’s Singles9-16
LwambaChilesheNZLMen’s Singles9-16

View the full list of entries.

The singles get under way on 29th July with the doubles scheduled to take place from 4th August to 8th August.

Tickets are on sale now via the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games website and can be purchased up until each session starts.