The biggest question headed into Friday morning's draw for the 2010 Australian Open was where unseeded Justine Henin would be placed. And, indeed, the biggest story after Friday morning's draw for the 2010 Australian Open was just that.
In just her second tournament since returning to tennis, the seven-time Grand Slam champion was placed in a tennis version of the "group of death". Henin, Elena Dementieva, Jelena Dokic, Flavia Pennetta, Svetlana Kuznetsova and, best of all, Kim Clijsters are all on the same side of the draw, making for an explosive group not usually seen in Grand Slams. Henin could face Dementieva in the second, Dokic in the third and Clijsters in the quarters. Or she could lose to countrywoman Kirsten Flipkens in the first.
The Aussie seeds strictly by WTA rankings, which is why Henin didn't earn a seed and Clijsters, the defending U.S. Open champion, is a middling No. 15. It's rough for the 32 women in this quarter of the draw, but great for tennis fans who get to watch what should be 31 great matches to narrow down the field to the one woman who will move on to the semis.