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Federer and Mauresmo top seeds

Federer and Mauresmo top seeds
By Eurosport

23/05/2006 at 15:36Updated

There were no real surprises in Paris when the seeds were announced in the week leading up to this year's French Open at Roland Garros. Respective world number ones Roger Federer and Amelie Mauresmo will top the list, as the second Grand Slam tournament o

The current king of clay, Rafael Nadal, is seeded second in the men's draw, leading to the mouth-watering possibility of another final match-up between the men's world number one and two.

In the women's draw, Martina Hingis is rewarded for her steady rise in the WTA rankings, culminating in her victory in Rome last week, with a seeding for the first time in a major tournament since her comeback to the tennis tour. The Swiss former world number one will be the 13th seed in Paris.

Russia's Nadia Petrova is seeded third after an impressive string of results of clay which culminated in her taking home the title from Berlin saw the big hitter reach a career high number three in the WTA rankings.

The seeds in full:

Men's singles

1. Roger Federer
2. Rafael Nadal
3. David Nalbadian
4. Ivan Ljubicic
5. Andy Roddick
6. Nikolay Davydenko
7. Tommy Robredo
8.James Blake
9. Fernando Gonzalez
10. Gaston Gaudio
11. Radek Stepanek
12. Mario Ancic
13. Nicloas Kiefer
14. Lleyton Hewitt
15. David Ferrer
16. Jarkko Nieminen
17. RobbieGinepri
18. Thomas Johansson
19. Marcos Baghdatis
20. Thomas Berdych
21. Sebastien Grosjean
22. Dominik Hrbaty
23. Tommy Haas
24. Juan Carlos Ferrero
25. Gael Monfils
26. Jose Acasuso
27. Olivier Rochus
28. Fernando Verdasco
29. Paul-Henri Mathieu
30. Carlos Moya
31. Dimitry Tursunov
32. Nicolas Massu

Women's singles

1. Amelie Mauresmo
2. Kim Clijsters
3. Nadia Petrova
4. Maria Sharapova
5. Justine Henin-Hardenne
6. Mary Pierce
7. Elena Dementieva
8. Patty Schnyder
9. Svetlana Kuznetsova
10. Francesca Schiavone
11. Anastasia Myskina
12. Venus Williams
13. Martina Hingis
14. Anna-Lena Groenefeld
15. Dinara Safina
16. Daniela Hantuchova
17. Nicole Vaidisova
18. Flavia Pennetta
19. Elena Likhovtseva
20. Ana Ivanovic
21. Maria Kirilenko
22. Nathalie Dechy
23. Ai Sugiyama
24. Tatiana Golovin
25. Katarina Srebotnik
26. Marion Bartoli
27. Anabel Medina Garrigues
28. Anna Chakvetadze
29. Lucie Safarova
30. Sofia Arvidsson
31. Klara Koukalova
32. Shahar Peer

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