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Newz Forum: OTHER: French Open womens Sunday round-up

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posted on May, 30 2004 @ 03:53 PM
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Serena and Venus Williams both booked their places in the last eight of the women's event. Former champion Serena glided past Shinobu Asagoeen, despite making more errors than she might have cared for.
 

The second seed made 28 unforced errors to Asagoe's 17, but Serena trounced the Japanese player when it came to winners, with 24 to her opponent's meagre three. The margin of victory, after 55 minutes, was 6-3 6-1.

The younger of the Williams sisters has collected six grand slam titles in her career to date, one of which came in Paris two years ago. She will face seventh seed Jennifer Capriati, who beat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 7-5 6-1, in the quarter-finals. Elder sister and fourth seed Venus reached the quarter-finals with a straightforward win over Colombian Fabiola Zuluaga.

Venus, who has never won this title, stormed through the first set 6-1 and won the second set on a tie-break to maintain her record of not dropping a set at this year's tournament. She faces a clash with Anastasia Myskina, who beat fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in three sets.

Home favourite Amelie Mauresmo faces a tough last-eight assignment against Russian star Elena Dementieva after powering into the quarter-finals with a strong performance against Bulgarian Magdalena Maleeva. Mauresmo, who is seeded third this year and fancied by many to carry off her first grand slam title next Saturday, marched briskly past Maleeva 6-2 6-1.

Maria Sharapova, is also emerging as a serious contender in Paris, and she coasted into the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-1 win over German Marlene Weingartner. The 18th seed has now achieved her best ever result at a grand slam event, improving on her previous high of reaching the fourth round at last year's Wimbledon.

Argentinian Paola Suarez is far more experienced, this being her 11th appearance at the French, and she stands in the way of Sharapova's bid to reach the semi-finals. Suarez ended the brilliant run of China's Jie Zheng with a 6-4 7-5 win over the player who at this tournament became the first woman from her country to ever reach the fourth round of a grand slam.

Sporting Life




posted on May, 31 2004 @ 09:18 AM
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I like Mauresmo to win this year, she's been playing probably the best Tennis of her career, and the Frenchies are there to back her up...


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posted on May, 31 2004 @ 09:23 AM
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Well the Williams sisters are looking good i hate to say. But i like the look of Sharapova so far.



 
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