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Hot Russian Tennis Star Elena Dementieva Advances to French Open Semi-Finals

2. June 2010 by Admin 0 Comments

28-year-old Moscow-native Elena Dementieva will face Italian Francesca Schiavone in the French Open semi-finals. Elena Dementieva beat Russian Nadia Petrova 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 to reach the semis on Tuesday.

Fifth seed Dementieva has twice made it to finals in a Grand Slam event. In 2004, both in Paris and at the US Open. On both occasions she lost to Russians. Dementieva is 6-4 lifetime against Schiavone.

The women's quarterfinals will conclude with two more matches here on Wednesday, as world No. 1 Serena Williams will take on seventh-seeded Aussie Samantha Stosur and fourth-seeded Serb Jelena Jankovic will face unseeded upstart Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan.

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