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Russia's Kuznetsova reaches French Open quarterfinals

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Svetlana Kuznetsova became the third Russian to reach the quarterfinals of the French Open on Monday, defeating Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 1-6, 6-1

MOSCOW, June 1 (RIA Novosti) - Svetlana Kuznetsova became the third Russian to reach the quarterfinals of the French Open on Monday, defeating Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 1-6, 6-1.

The seventh-seed Russian will now play Serena Willams of the United States (seeded 2), who defeated Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak 6-1, 6-2.

Speaking at a news conference after the match, Williams said she looked forward to the game with Kuznetsova.

"It will be a really good match. She is an excellent clay court player, so it will be fun," she said.

Former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova, who has slipped to 102 in the world following 10 months out through injury, and world No. 1 Dinara Safina, are the two other Russian women in the quarterfinals.

 

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