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Easy draw for Federer in Wimbledon

Published:Friday | June 19, 2009 | 5:48 PM

The Williams sisters could be set for another Wimbledon final after they were placed in separate halves of the bracket in today’s draw.

The men\'s draw was rocked when defending champion Rafael Nadal pulled out because of tendinitis in his knees, leaving Roger Federer the big favourite to win a sixth Wimbledon championship and 15th Grand Slam title.

Defending women\'s champion Venus Williams may have to overcome top-ranked Dinara Safina in the semifinals, while Serena could play fourth-ranked Elena Dementieva in the last four.

Safina, still looking for her first Grand Slam title after losing the French Open final for the second straight year, was drawn against Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain in the first round.

Venus Williams will take on Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland and Serena plays Neuza Silva of Portugal.