French Open 2013 Draw Results: Full List of Seedings and Brackets

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 24, 2013

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 11:  Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a backhand in the men's singles final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day 16 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 11, 2012 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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With the 2013 French Open set to begin at Roland Garros, the seeds and draws are officially in place. While skill and determination have a lot to do with success at the French Open, an advantageous draw can help in that regard too. Some players were lucky enough to get one, but others weren't so fortunate.

Last year's winner on the men's side was once again Rafael Nadal, while Maria Sharapova took her first career French Open title in the women's draw. They were both present at the draw ceremony, according to Roland Garros' official Twitter account, and they had varying degrees of success.

Things oftentimes look quite simple on paper, but there is a reason why the matches are played. Serena Williams was upset in the first round last year, and it's certainly possible that a top seed in either draw could suffer the same fate this year.

Here is everything you need to know about the men's and women's singles draws at Roland Garros, including the top 32 seeds on each side as well as full brackets.


Men's Seeds

Seed Player Nationality
1 Novak Djokovic SRB
2 Roger Federer SUI
3 Rafael Nadal ESP
4 David Ferrer ESP
5 Tomas Berdych CZE
6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA
7 Richard Gasquet FRA
8 Janko Tipsarevic SRB
9 Stanislas Wawrinka SUI
10 Marin Cilic CRO
11 Nicolas Almagro ESP
12 Tommy Haas GER
13 Kei Nishikori JPN
14 Milos Raonic CAN
15 Gilles Simon FRA
16 Philipp Kohlschreiber GER
17 Juan Monaco ARG
18 Sam Querrey USA
19 John Isner USA
20 Andreas Seppi ITA
21 Jerzy Janowicz POL
22 Alexandr Dolgopolov UKR
23 Kevin Anderson RSA
24 Benoit Pare FRA
25 Jeremy Chardy FRA
26 Grigor Dimitrov BUL
27 Fabio Fognini ITA
28 Florian Mayer GER
29 Mikhail Youzhny RUS
30 Julien Benneteau FRA
31 Marcel Granollers ESP
32 Tommy Robredo ESP


*Courtesy of


Women's Seeds

Seed Player Nationality
1 Serena Williams USA
2 Maria Sharapova RUS
3 Victoria Azarenka BLR
4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL
5 Sara Errani ITA
6 Li Na CHN
7 Petra Kvitova CZE
8 Angelique Kerber GER
9 Samantha Stosur AUS
10 Caroline Wozniacki DEN
11 Nadia Petrova RUS
12 Maria Kirilenko RUS
13 Marion Bartoli FRA
14 Ana Ivanovic SRB
15 Roberta Vinci ITA
16 Dominika Cibulkova SLV
17 Sloane Stephens USA
18 Jelena Jankovic SRB
19 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS
20 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP
21 Kirsten Flipkens BEL
22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS
23 Klara Zakopalova CZE
24 Julia Goerges GER
25 Lucie Safarova CZE
26 Sorana Cirstea ROU
27 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ
28 Tamira Paszek AUT
29 Varvara Lepchenko USA
30 Venus Williams USA
31 Alize Cornet FRA
32 Sabine Lisicki GER


*Courtesy of


Men's Bracket



Women's Bracket


Top Seeds to Watch

Rafael Nadal

Nadal is the defending men's champion at Roland Garros and has won the French Open in seven of the past eight years. He is the No. 3 seed this year due to the fact that he missed seven months with a knee injury, but he is in top form as evidenced by his 36-2 record this year with six titles.

Rafa hasn't shown any signs of weakness as of late, so he is an overwhelming favorite to win the French Open yet again. Based on the way the draw is laid out he may have to face Novak Djokovic in the semis and Roger Federer in the final, but it's doubtful that the Spanish star cares.


Serena Williams

The French Open has never been Serena's cup of tea as her only title came in 2002, but she appears to be unstoppable in 2013. Her only two losses have been related to injury, so she is in position to roll through the field if she remains healthy. According to, analyst Cliff Drysdale believes that Williams can only beat herself at this point.

Serena did bow out in the first round at Roland Garros last year as she was shocked by Virginie Razzano. Since then, however, she has won Wimbledon, won two gold medals in the Olympics and won the U.S. Open as well. She is locked in beyond belief and something miraculous will have to happen in order for her to lose.


Novak Djokovic

While Djokovic is the No. 1 player in the world and the No. 1 seed in this tournament, it is no secret that he isn't the dominant player at the French Open. That title belongs to Nadal, and unfortunately for Djokovic, he may have to get through the Spanish star in the semifinals in order to win his first French Open crown, according to Sky Sports Tennis.

Djokovic fell to Nadal in the final last year, but he will almost certainly have to vanquish his rival one round earlier if he wants to make it as far as he did last year. Djokovic has lost to some inferior players in recent tournaments, so it will be interesting to see if he can turn up the intensity in this huge tourney.


Maria Sharapova

Sharapova has never been considered a great clay-court player, but she was able to complete the career Grand Slam last year by winning at Roland Garros. She was definitely aided by an early exit from Serena Williams, but she absolutely earned it and proved that her power game is portable on any surface.

Despite the fact that she is the No. 2 seed this year, Sharapova is in an extremely difficult quarter featuring land mines such as Petra Kvitova and Samantha Stosur. Sharapova is superior to both of them on clay, though, so she should be fine. A Sharapova versus Serena final is definitely possible, and it's what most tennis fans want to see.


Roger Federer

It is no secret that Federer's play has dropped off to some degree over the past couple years, but he has never had much luck at the French Open to begin with. He has managed to win the tournament one time, and that came when Nadal was upset by Robin Soderling. Luckily for Federer, though, the draw fell in his favor, according to Sports Illustrated's Beyond The Baseline.

Since Federer is in the same half of the draw as David Ferrer, he won't have to face Nadal until the final provided both of them make it that far. Federer has slipped up in recent tournaments against opponents that he should beat, but there is no reason why he shouldn't make it to the final at Roland Garros this year.


Victoria Azarenka

As the two-time defending Australian Open champion, it feels like there should be more buzz surrounding Victoria Azarenka. She is the No. 3 seed in the women's draw, but nobody is really talking about her as a threat. That probably has something to do with the fact that she has never advanced past the quarterfinals at Roland Garros.

She has a chance to at least reach the semis this year, but 2011 French Open champion Li Na is in her draw, so it will be a difficult task. Serena and Sharapova have proven that a power game can be successful on clay, but Azarenka has yet to put it all together. Perhaps that will change this time around.


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