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French Open 2012: Draw Officially Released

The draw for the 2012 French Open has officially been announced.

PARIS - MAY 27:  Spectators shelter from the rain on day five of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 27, 2010 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
PARIS - MAY 27: Spectators shelter from the rain on day five of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 27, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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On Sunday, the 2012 French Open (otherwise known as Roland Garros) will begin. As found on the French Open's website, the draws for the first round have officially been set.

One of the more interesting first round pairings has Novak Djokovic facing Potito Starace and Lleyton Hewitt facing Blaz Kavcic in the same bracket, which sets up the potential of a Djokovic-Hewitt second round matchup.

Andy Roddick drew Nicolas Mahut while Roger Federer will meet Tobias Kamke in the first round. Roddick and Federer are both in the same bracket along with Tomas Berdych who will face Dudi Sela; Andy Murray will face Tatsuma Ito, while bracket mate Rafael Nadal drew Simone Bolelli.

In the women's singles, No. 1 Victoria Azarenka draws Alberta Brianti. Serena Williams will play against Virginie Razzano. Maria Sharapova, also in Williams' bracket, plays against Alexandra Cadantu.

You can find the full men's draw here, and you can look at the complete women's draw here on the Roland Garros website.

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