Serena Williams could face Sharapova in French QF



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.