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Kremlin Cup 2009 tennis tournament

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The 20th Kremlin Cup ended Sunday, October 25. The best moments of the tournament are featured in the RIA Novosti photo gallery.

The 20th Kremlin Cup ended Sunday, October 25. The best moments of the tournament are featured in the RIA Novosti photo gallery.

 

 

 

© RIA Novosti . Илья ПиталевThis year, 11 female tennis players competed at the Kremlin Cup. Most top 10 world-ranked female players missed the tournament for various reasons. Vera Zvonareva was one Russian player in the top 10 who did attend.
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This year, 11 female tennis players competed at the Kremlin Cup. Most top 10 world-ranked female players missed the tournament for various reasons. Vera Zvonareva was one Russian player in the top 10 who did attend.
© RIA Novosti . Ilia PytalevLast year’s Kremlin Cup finalist Vera Zvonareva was forced out early this year – she lost to Bulgarian player Tsvetana Pironkova.
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Last year’s Kremlin Cup finalist Vera Zvonareva was forced out early this year – she lost to Bulgarian player Tsvetana Pironkova.
© RIA Novosti . Антон ДенисовAnother Russian player, Nadia Petrova, couldn’t handle Ukraine’s Alyona Bondarenko, who had previously beaten Russian Anna Chakvetadze.
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Another Russian player, Nadia Petrova, couldn’t handle Ukraine’s Alyona Bondarenko, who had previously beaten Russian Anna Chakvetadze.
© RIA Novosti . Григорий СысоевMaria Kirilenko managed to reach the quarterfinals by beating Poland’s Agnieska Radwanska and Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak. But in the quarterfinal, Italian Francesca Schiavone stopped Kirilenko from reaching the semifinals.
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Maria Kirilenko managed to reach the quarterfinals by beating Poland’s Agnieska Radwanska and Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak. But in the quarterfinal, Italian Francesca Schiavone stopped Kirilenko from reaching the semifinals.
© RIA Novosti . Григорий СысоевFrancesca Schiavone of Italy.
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Francesca Schiavone of Italy.
© RIA Novosti . Илья ПиталевKremlin Cup winner Francesca Schiavone of Italy.
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Kremlin Cup winner Francesca Schiavone of Italy.
© RIA NovostiThe highlight of the men’s singles was the match between Marat Safin and Nikolai Davydenko. The two Russian players squared off in the first round. The duel ended in a 4-6 6-4 6-2 win for Safin.
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The highlight of the men’s singles was the match between Marat Safin and Nikolai Davydenko. The two Russian players squared off in the first round. The duel ended in a 4-6 6-4 6-2 win for Safin.
© RIA Novosti . Антон ДенисовNikolai Davydenko.
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Nikolai Davydenko.
© RIA Novosti . Антон ДенисовSafin left the competition in the second round, beaten by 21-year-old Evgeny Korolev.
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Safin left the competition in the second round, beaten by 21-year-old Evgeny Korolev.
© RIA Novosti . Илья ПиталевThe most successful Russian player in the tournament turned out to be Mikhail Youzhny, who started with a victory over Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos. In the second round, it took Youzhny less than an hour to secure a place in the quarterfinals by beating Italian Potito Starace. Youzhny reached the semifinals with equal confidence by prevailing over Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky.
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The most successful Russian player in the tournament turned out to be Mikhail Youzhny, who started with a victory over Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos. In the second round, it took Youzhny less than an hour to secure a place in the quarterfinals by beating Italian Potito Starace. Youzhny reached the semifinals with equal confidence by prevailing over Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky.
© RIA Novosti . Антон ДенисовIn the semifinals, Youzhny met Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin. It took a little more than an hour and two sets for Youzhny to reach the final
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In the semifinals, Youzhny met Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin. It took a little more than an hour and two sets for Youzhny to reach the final
© RIA Novosti . Илья ПиталевIn the final, Youzhny faced Serbia’s number two player, Janko Tipsarevic, who earlier had an easy win over Ukrainian Ilya Marchenko.
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In the final, Youzhny faced Serbia’s number two player, Janko Tipsarevic, who earlier had an easy win over Ukrainian Ilya Marchenko.
© RIA Novosti . Илья ПиталевTipsarevic won the first set on a tie-breaker, but Youzhny won the next two, denying his opponent even one game in the second set. The Kremlin Cup ended in a win for Russian player Mikhail Youzhny.
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Tipsarevic won the first set on a tie-breaker, but Youzhny won the next two, denying his opponent even one game in the second set. The Kremlin Cup ended in a win for Russian player Mikhail Youzhny.
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