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Serena, Venus Williams in same half of Australian Open draw

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

There will not be an all-Williams women\'s singles final at the Australian Open this year, as Serena and Venus Williams were drawn into the same top half when the draw was made today.

Justine Henin, playing in her first Grand Slam tournament in nearly two years, will play fellow Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in the first round and could play Olympic champion, Elena Dementieva in the second.

Henin, who is unseeded, could meet fellow comeback player, U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters, in the quarterfinals.

The Williams sisters could only meet Henin or Clijsters, who are in the bottom half of the draw, in the final.

Serena Williams, the defending champion and Number One seed, will take on Urszula Radwanska of Poland in her first-round match.

The Australian Open begins Monday.