French Open 2014 Draw and Schedule: Top Seeds Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams For Roland Garros Major

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May 23, 2014 12:04 PM EDT
Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return to Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles final match at the Rome Masters tennis tournament May 18, 2014. "

The French Open 2014 draw is set and now Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have the top seeds in the major tournament on clay at Roland Garros and they headline the men's and women's draws as players like Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Li Na, David Ferrer and Roger Federer look to win over Nadal in France.

The French Open is the next major on the schedule and Djokovic comes in after getting a win against Nadal in the finals of the Italian Open and now he has some momentum coming into the tournament. Nadal has won the French Open eight times and in eight of the past nine years and he will get the chance to do it again and he could have a tough road, but he will have the chance for revenge against Djokovic, as he is the number two seed. Djokovic could face off against Milos Raonic in the quarters, while Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray along with Federer and Tomas Berdych are the other potential matchups.

Nadal could face Nicolas Almagro in the fourth and buddy David Ferrer in the quarters and that comes after he defeated him in the finals last year. Nadal is dominant on clay and Ferrer also comes in with a win over Nadal, taking the Monte Carlo match after defeating him in the quarters. Almagro also won over Nadal and snapped a 40 match winning streak in Barcelona and now he will be tested as he tries to rebound from those matchups, which were just three sets. Nadal is much better on clay in five set matches and that gives him a chance once again to dominate at Roland Garros.

The women's side has Williams number one once again and she could matchup with aria Sharapova after the two played last year in the finals and this could come in the quarters. Some of the other potential matchups include Li Na and Jelena Jankovic, while Agnieszka Radwanska can play Angelique Kerber, while No. 4 Simona Halep s could play Petra Kvitova. The two sides of the draw should be very good this year and Nadal comes in with a 59-1 record in his time at the French Open and he is looking to get things going again, while Williams is coming back after winning last year with Nadal.

Check here for the French Open draw and schedule.

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