US Open Draw Announced

NEW YORK (AP) _ The draw for the upcoming U.S. Open was
announced today and defending men's champion Roger Federer could
face fifth-seeded Andy Roddick as soon as the quarterfinals. The
Swiss star defeated the 2003 U.S. Open champion in last year's
finale to capture his third straight U.S. Open crown.
The number-one women's seed has a tough road to the final. Both
Serena and Venus Williams are in Justine Henin's (EH'-nenz) half of
the draw.
Defending champion and second-seeded Maria Sharapova
(shah-rah-POH'-vah) seems to have an easier path. Her potential
semifinal opponent is number-four seed Svetlana Kutznetsova
(kooz-NET'-so-vah).
Federer and second-seeded Rafael Nadal (nah-DAHL') can only meet
in the final, and Nadal would need to get past third-seeded Novak
Djokovic (YOH'-koh-vihch) in the semifinals.
Federer is bidding for his 12th Grand Slam title and looking to
become the first man since the 1920s to win the U.S. championship
four years in a row.
Henin won the U.S. Open in 2003 and was the runner-up to
Sharapova last year.


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