posted on Jun, 3 2004 @ 02:28 PM
Anastasia Myskina will play Elena Dementieva in the first-ever all-Russian Grand Slam
final on Saturday. The pair enjoyed straight-sets wins in their respective French Open semi-finals on Thursday, Myskina shocking former champion
Jennifer Capriati and Dementieva beating Argentina's Paola Suarez.
The big story of the day was Myskina's victory over an out-of-sorts Capriati. The sixth seed did not need to be at her best with Capriati making
unforced errors throughout the match. The American swapped her racquet four times but it made no difference as she slumped to a shock defeat in Paris.
Myskina cruised to a 6-2 6-2 victory to set up an all-Russian final against Elena Dementieva.
Elena Dementieva reached her first Grand Slam final with a straight sets win over Argentina's Paola Suarez at the French Open. The ninth seed
triumphed 6-0 7-5 to set up an all-Russian final against Anastasia Myskina.
Dementieva dominated the first set as her opponent failed to find her rhythm. The second set was a much tighter affair with both players struggling on
their serve, but Dementieva managed to hold her nerve to win. Dementieva's win means she is the first Russian to reach the final at Roland Garros for