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    RUSSIA'S ANASTASIA MYSKINA DROPPED FROM AUSTRALIAN OPEN

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    JAKARTA, January 28, 2004. (RIA Novosti correspondent) -- Russia's number one among women Anastasia Myskina failed to make it to the Australian Open semifinals.

    This became known after she lost to Kim Clijsters of Belgium, the world's number two, in the Australian Open quarterfinals match on Wednesday.

    The Belgian won the match which lasted 1.5 hours 6-2, 7-6 (11-9).

    There are no Russians left in the Australian Open women's singles now.

    Along with Clijsters, 1st-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne also of Belgium, who beat Lindsay Davenport of the USA in the quarterfinals, Fabiloa Zuluaga of Colombia, and Patty Schnyder of Switzerland also advanced to the semifinals.

    To qualify for the final, Henin-Hardenne will play Zuluaga, and Clijsters - Schnyder.

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