Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova begin their Roland Garros title defences on Monday while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga carries the burden of trying to end France's 30-year wait for a home champion.
Rafael Nadal, pictured during a training session on the eve of the start of the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, on May 25, 2013. Nadal, the seven-time champion and with a Paris record of 52 wins against just one loss, starts on Monday, against Germany's Daniel Brands, world No. 60.
Nadal, the seven-time champion and with a Paris record of 52 wins against just one loss, starts against Germany's Daniel Brands, the world number 60, who has lost all four first round matches he has contested at Roland Garros.
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