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    Russia's Chakvetadze, Kuznetsova reach last 16 at Wimbledon

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    MOSCOW, June 27 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anna Chakvetadze both enjoyed straight-sets victories Friday in the third round of the prestigious Wimbledon tennis tournament.

    Kuznetsova, seeded 4, beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-4, while Chakvetadze (8) defeated her compatriot Yevgeniya Rodina 6-4, 6-3.

    Kuznetsova will now face Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska (14), who secured a birth in the fourth round by beating another Russian, Anastasiya Pavlyuchenkova, 6-3, 6-2.

    Chakvetadze will play Nicole Vaidisova (18) of the Czech Republic.

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