Australian Open 2012, Caroline Wozniaki: World No. 1 Has Tough Road

Top-seed Caroline Wozniacki will play Austrailian Anastasia Rodionova in the first round of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam event of 2012.

Wozniacki, who lost in the semifinals here in 2011, her highest finish at the event, could eventually face third-seeded Belarussian Victoria Azarenka, who opens against Britian's Heather Watson.

The women's draw for the Australian Open was revealed on Friday and Wozniacki could face last year's runner-up Li Na, the fifth seed, in the quarterfinals in Melbourne.

The reigning French Open champion Li has beaten Wozniacki in their last three meetings, all in Australia.

Wozniacki, meanwhile, could meet 13th-seeded former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic in the fourth round, while Li's fourth-round opponent could be reigning Aussie Open champ and former No. 1 star Kim Clijsters, who topped the Chinese slugger in last year's Down Under finale. Clijsters is also a three- time U.S. Open champ.

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