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Five Top 10 seeds in S. Williams' draw

London -- Five other Top 10 seeds were placed in the half of the Wimbledon women's draw that includes world No. 1 Serena Williams.

The biggest question for the women's draw, released Friday, was whether Serena and Venus Williams, ranked No. 2 in the world, would end up in different halves and set up a potential third consecutive -- and fifth overall -- all-Williams final. That could indeed happen when the women's final is contested July 3.

The path there, however, appears tougher for Serena. Her half of the draw includes third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, No. 6-seeded Samantha Stosur and seventh-seeded Angieszka Radwanska. Also, ninth-seeded Li Na and No. 10 Flavia Pennetta are in the upper half of the draw.

Serena Williams, who could also meet 16th-seeded Maria Sharapova in the third round, has a potential quarterfinal match against Radwanska and Wozniacki would likely need to get by Stosur before reaching the semifinals.

Venus Williams' half of the draw includes fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic, fifth-seeded Francesca Schiavone, coming off a surprising French Open title, and eighth-seeded Kim Clijsters. If the tournament goes according to seeds, Williams would play Schiavone in the quarters.

An interesting potential third-round match is Clijsters against Justine Henin. Both players ended long layoffs in the last year.

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