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    Below follow the main events in the Russian sports world in the last 24 hours at 2 p.m. GMT July 4

    * At the 2006 Wimbledon Grand Slam series tennis tournament, which runs June 26 to July 9:

    Women's singles:

    - Russia's Maria Sharapova (4) advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating her compatriot Yelena Dementyeva (7) in straight sets 6-1, 6-4

    Men's singles:

    - Russia's Dmitry Tursunov (27) failed to advance to the quarterfinals after loosing to Jarkko Nieminen (22) from Finland 5-7, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (8-6), 7-9

    Mixed doubles:

    - Russia's Vera Zvonaryova and Andy Ram from Israel advanced to the next round after defeating Eleni Daniilidou from Greece and Chris Haggard from South Africa 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

    - Russia's Vera Dushevina and Wesley Moodie from South Africa advanced to the next round after defeating Shahar Peer from Israel and Kevin Ulyett from Zimbabwe 6-3, 6-4

    * Dick Advocaat arrived in St. Petersburg to take charge as head coach of Zenit St. Petersburg soccer club

    * The organizing committee of the Russian Equestrian Tournament, which will run July 12-16, announced the tournament would have 4.1 million rubles ($152,000) in prize money

    * Russian athletes won four gold, three silver and three bronze medals at the 2006 Athens IAAF Tsiklitiria Super Grand Prix in Greece

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