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Newz Forum: OTHER: Myskina makes it a double blow for the Williams

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posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 03:24 PM
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Fourth seed Venus Williams joined her sister Serena on the way to the French Open's exit door as she was defeated in straight sets in the quarter-finals by Anastasia Myskina. Venus' loss came barely half an hour after her sister Serena's defeat to Jennifer Capriati over on Centre Court.
 

The 22-year-old Russian, ranked fifth in the world, overcame Venus 6-3 6-4 in one hour and 12 minutes. This is the first time Myskina has progressed to a Grand Slam semi-final. Venus, the fourth seed, committed far too many errors against Myskina. Myskina, the sixth seed, will meet 2001 French Open champion Capriati in Thursday's semi-finals.

Williams was unable to play in the weeks leading up to the tournament because of an ankle injury, and she admitted it had been a factor.

Myskina swept past Venus in the first set, winning 6-3 in less than 30 minutes. She then broke Williams to take a 4-3 lead before winning her serve. Leading 5-4, Myskina overcame three break points against her before sealing the match on her first opportunity when Venus fired a backhand wide.




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