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Below follow the main events in the Russian sports world in the last 24 hours at 2.p.m. GMT June 6

* At the $18.2-mln Roland Garros Grand Slam series tennis tournament in Paris, France (through June 11):

Women's singles:

- Svetlana Kuznetsova, seeded No. 8, advanced to the semifinals by defeating compatriot Dinara Safina (14) 7-6, 6-0, after coming back from 1-5 down in the first set

Women's doubles:

- Yelena Vesnina and Anna Chakvetadze advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating No. 11 Maria Kirilenko and Gisela Dulko (Argentina) 6-3, 6-4

- Vera Zvonaryova and Nathalie Dechy (France) beat Maret Ani (Estonia) and Meilen Tu (U.S.) 6-2, 7-6 to advance to the quarterfinals

- No. 13 pair Yelena Likhovtseva and Anastasia Myskina failed to advance to the quarterfinals, losing to second-seeded duo Cara Black (Zimbabwe) and Rennae Stubbs (Australia) 3-6, 4-6

- No.16-seed Dinara Safina and Roberta Vinci (Italy) lost to top-seeded pair Lisa Raymond (U.S.) and Samantha Stosur (Australia) 5-7, 7-6, 1-6

Mixed doubles:

- Vera Zvonaryova and Andy Ram (Israel) advanced to the semifinals by defeating fifth-seeded Australian duo Rennae Stubbs and Todd Perry 7-6, 6-2

* The president of Russia's Hockey Federation, Vladislav Tretyak, and top officials from the National Hockey League agreed to organize a series of exhibition matches between top hockey teams from Russia's Superleague and the NHL

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