MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) _ Andre Agassi didn't get any favors from the draw in next week's Australian Open.

The top-seeded Agassi, trying to win a second straight Grand Slam title after capturing the U.S. Open last September, was drawn Friday to face Australia's Mark Philippoussis in the fourth round.

Philippoussis, who boasts the fastest serve in men's tennis, showed shortly after the draw that he's primed to challenge for the title in his hometown as he beat No. 3 Pete Sampras in two tiebreakers in an exhibition in Melbourne.

If Agassi and the No. 16 Philippoussis clash in the fourth round, the winner is likely to face either former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek or Todd Martin in the quarters.

Sampras' quarter of the draw includes last year's runnerup, No. 6 Thomas Enqvist.

Defending champion and No. 2 seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov could face an early test with a match against rising Russian Marat Safin in the third round.

Three-time defending women's champion and No. 1 seed Martina Hingis starts off against her friend and practice mate, Mirjana Lucic, one of the hardest hitting young players on the women's tour.

No. 2 Lindsay Davenport has a relatively easy path to the semifinals, where she is seeded to meet No. 4 Mary Pierce.

No. 3 Serena Williams, the U.S. Open champion, also drew an easy route to the semis, where she's seeded to meet Hingis.