- Associated Press - Thursday, August 26, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Past U.S. Open champions Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova have been placed in the same quarter of the tournament draw as No. 1-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.

Wozniacki could face 2006 champion Sharapova in the fourth round and 2004 champion Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals.

Other possible women’s quarterfinals set up by Thursday’s draw are defending champion Kim Clijsters against French Open runner-up Sam Stosur, 2000-01 U.S. Open winner Venus Williams against French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, and 2008 U.S. Open finalist Jelena Jankovic against Wimbledon runner-up Vera Zvonareva.

The men’s draw is to be completed later Thursday.

No. 1-ranked Serena Williams and 2009 men’s champion Juan Martin del Potro previously withdrew.

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