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2012 Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova Earn Top Seeds

The third tennis Grand Slam event of the year is set to kick off on Monday, June 25, as the 2012 Wimbledon Championship begins across the pond at the All England Club. After a fortnight of tennis and strawberries and cream, two champions will be crowned on July 8. The seeds have been announced for the championship, with Novak Djokovic earning the No. 1 seed on the men's side of the draw and Maria Sharapova the No. 1 seed on the women's side of the bracket.

Djokovic won last year's Wimbledon Championship, the first of his career. He is coming off a loss in the French Open final to Rafael Nadal. Sharapova just won the French Open crown, completing her career Grand Slam.

Here are the lists of top seeds for the men's and women's draw:

Men's Top Seeds:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
3. Roger Federer (SUI)
4. Andy Murray (GBR)
5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
6. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
7. David Ferrer (ESP)
8. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
9. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
10. Mardy Fish (USA)
11. John Isner (USA)
12. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
13. Gilles Simon (FRA)
14. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
15. Juan Monaco (ARG)

Women's Top Seeds:

1. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
2. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
3. Agnieszka Radawanska (POL)
4. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
5. Samantha Stosur (AUS)
6. Serena Williams (USA)
7. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
8. Angelique Kerber (GER)
9. Marion Bartoli (FRA)
10. Sara Errani (ITA)
11. Na Li (CHN)
12. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
13. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
14. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
15. Sabine Lisicki (GER)

You can view the full seedings at the official Wimbledon website.

For more coverage of Wimbledon make sure to visit SB Nation's tennis hub.

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