|Published:||May 25, 2012 11:10 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 26, 2012 6:31 AM EDT|
PARIS (AP) - Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova could meet in the French Open quarterfinals, while Venus Williams has a tough early path.
Serena Williams won the 2002 French Open, while Sharapova is hoping to complete a career Grand Slam with her first title in Paris.
The other possible quarterfinals set up by Friday's draw: Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka vs. U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur; defending champion Li Na vs. Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova; and No. 3-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska vs. No. 8 Marion Bartoli.
In her first Grand Slam tournament since revealing she has an autoimmune disease, seven-time major champion Venus Williams could meet Radwanska in the second round and 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova next.