French Open 2012 Draw: Breaking Down Seedings and Brackets

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French Open 2012 Draw: Breaking Down Seedings and Brackets
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Novak Djokovic will be looking to complete the career Grand Slam.

The French Open draws were released earlier today, and there are plenty of interesting matchups to look forward to as the tournament progresses.

The defending champs, Rafael Nadal and Li Na, have the tough task of going for the repeat. Nadal is used to it, having won six of the last seven editions.

Among the highlights of today's reveal, we discovered that Novak Djokovic would face Roger Federer on the semifinals in what should be a rematch of last year's semifinal where Federer eliminated Djokovic.

That was the only blemish in a Grand Slam for Djokovic last year, and this year Djokovic is looking to win his first French Open and complete the career Grand Slam.

Rafael Nadal is going for a record seventh singles title. He shares the record of six with Bjorn Borg, and everyone would love to see a final against Djokovic, where it would be the record vs. the career Grand Slam—something's got to give.

On the women's side, the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova are a top story.

Venus is playing in a Grand Slam for the first time since she revealed she has an autoimmune disease. She is unseeded, so the other question would be which ranked player would have to face her early in the tournament.

Serena is seeded No. 5, so everyone wanted to know which will be the un-lucky seed to draw her on the quarterfinals.

Maria Sharapova is playing great and going for her first French Open title.

Williams owns 13 major titles, including the 2002 French Open, while Sharapova is—like Djokovic—hoping to complete a career Grand Slam with her first title in Paris.

For an answer to all the questions, let's take a look at a breakdown of every section of both the men's and women's singles draw.

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