US Open Tennis 2012 Draw Results: Breaking Down Seedings and Brackets

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US Open Tennis 2012 Draw Results: Breaking Down Seedings and Brackets
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Samantha Stosur and Novak Djokovic are the defending champs

The draws for the 2012 edition of the U.S. Open were unveiled last night and there are plenty of great matches to look forward to this year.

The tournament starts Monday and will run through Sunday, September 9th. It will be played as usual at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y.

The singles defending champs are Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Australia's Samantha Stosur. They will have two very different paths to defending their championships.

For Djokovic, it will be the first time since 2007 that he will not have a matchup in the semifinals against Roger Federer. They have played each other in the semis every year since 2008.

While Federer took the first two, the last two years have seen epic wins by Djokovic. If they meet in the final, it will be the first time they have done so since 2007.

Federer could possibly face Andy Murray in the semifinals, which which would be a another battle between them after their two finals at Wimbledon and the Olympics.

On the women's side, Serena Williams is the favorite despite being the No. 4 seed. She will be going for her fourth U.S. Open crown.

Stosur beat Williams last year in the finals and will have to follow a similar path this year. She would meet No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals and would only meet Williams in the finals.

Maria Sharapova is on the top side of the draw, which means we could see another final between Williams and Sharapova.

Let's take a look at a breakdown of both singles' draws.

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