Wimbledon 2012 Draw And Bracket: Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova Claim No. 1 Seeds

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a shot during his first round match against Olivier Rochus of Belgium on Day One of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 21, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Wimbledon draw has been announced and play will begin on Monday, June 25.

The 2012 Wimbledon draw has been announced, and Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova are the No. 1 seeds. The tournament begins on Monday, June 25 and continues through July 8.

If he wants to successfully defend his 2011 title, Djokovic will have to deal with six-time champion Roger Federer on his side of the bracket. The world No. 1 won't have to deal with Rafael Nadal until the finals, should they both advance that far. Djokovic has won three of the past four major titles, but Nadal ousted him in the French Open finals.

Sharapova, who claimed the French Open to complete her career grand slam, opens against Anastasia Rodionova. Varvara Lepchenko, a resident of Allentown, PA, will meet Australia's Patricia Mayr-Achleitner in the first round.

The full men's draw can be viewed at Wimbledon.com, as can the women's draw.

For lots more on Wimbledon and everything else in the world of tennis, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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