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Russian Petrova beats Venus Williams in French Open 4th round

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Russian Petrova beats Venus Williams in French Open 4th round - Sputnik International
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Nadia Petrova beat Venus Williams at the French Open on Sunday to set up an all-Russian quarterfinal against Elena Dementieva.

Nadia Petrova beat Venus Williams at the French Open on Sunday to set up an all-Russian quarterfinal against Elena Dementieva.

The hard-hitting Russian was seeded 19th but overcame the American No. 2 seed in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, with five aces.

Petrova broke Williams early in each set and cruised to victory in an hour and a half.

The 27-year-old Muscovite will meet her compatriot Dementieva in the quarterfinals after the fifth seed beat South African Chanelle Scheepers 6-1, 6-3 earlier in the day.

MOSCOW, May 30 (RIA Novosti) 

 

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