Eugenie Bouchard could face Serena in Wimbledon’s 4th round –

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard is the only woman to reach the semifinals in each of this year’s two Grand Slam events, but to make it three times she’ll likely have to beat at least one of the sport’s giants.

The Westmount, Que., native was placed in the same quarter of the Wimbledon draw on Friday as five-time tournament winner Serena Williams and 2004 champion Maria Sharapova.

Bouchard, seeded 13th, could face Williams in the round of 16. Sharapova, who just won the French Open title, wouldn’t be an opponent until the quarter-finals.

Bouchard begins the tournament against Slovakian veteran Daniela Hantuchova.

In her debut appearance as a pro at Wimbledon, Bouchard made it to the third round last year.

Sharon Fichman of Toronto is also in the same quarter of the draw. Should she get past her opener against Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland, Sharapova looms in the second round.

Aleksandra Wozniak of Blainville, Que., plays 10th seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in her first round match.

Milos Raonic, the eighth men’s seed, begins play against Matthew Ebden of Australia. The Thornhill, Ont., native was placed in the same quarter of the draw as No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal of Spain and No. 13 Richard Gasquet of France.

Nadal will open against Martin Klizan of Slovakia before a possible second round-match with Lukas Rosol, who beat him in the second round two years ago.

Dancevic, Pospisil face seasoned vets

Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., is also in that same quarter of the draw, with a first round match against 35-year-old giant Ivo Karlovic of Croatia. The six-foot-ten Karlovic is the No. 29 seed.

Raonic and Nadal are in the bottom half of the draw, as is Roger Federer. The Swiss legend, looking for his first Grand Slam title since winning a seventh Wimbledon in 2012, starts against Paolo Lorenzi of Italy.

Andy Murray will start the defence of his Wimbledon title against David Goffin of Belgium and could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic in a rematch of last year’s final, albeit in the semifinals.

Murray, who became the first British player to win at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936 last summer, has never played the 104th-ranked Goffin.

Djokovic, for his part, won Wimbledon in 2011.

Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver is in the same quarter of the draw as Murray and Djokovic. Pospisil, seeded at No. 31, will take on Dutch veteran Robin Haase in the first round.

In the absence of women’s defending champion Marion Bartoli, who retired less than six weeks after winning her sole Grand Slam title, last year’s runner-up finalist Sabine Lisicki will open Centre Court play on Tuesday against Julia Glushko.

The other potential women’s quarter-finals are: Simona Halep vs. Jelena Jankovic, Victoria Azarenka vs. Agnieszka Radwanska, and 2011 champ Petra Kvitova vs. Li Na.

The grass-court Grand Slam opens Monday.

Eugenie Bouchard could face Serena in Wimbledon’s 4th round –

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