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Davenport advances to quarterfinals
August 20, 2002
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Second-seeded Lindsay Davenport defeated Iroda Tulyganova 6-4, 7-6(3) Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pilot Pen.
Davenport, tuning up for next week's U.S. Open, countered Tulyganova's powerful serve and forehands with precise winners. It was their first meeting, and Davenport admitted being unprepared for Tulyganova's strong service game. Tulyganova recorded eight aces and several service winners.
'I just had difficulties,' Davenport said. 'Not many girls serve between 110 and 115 miles per hour. I haven't played somebody that served quite that hard except maybe Venus (Williams).
'Fortunately, I felt when we were rallying I was hitting the balls well.'
Three-time defending champion Venus Williams played Meghann Shaughnessy in a night match.
Also advancing was to the quarterfinals was qualifier Laura Granville, who beat Daja Bedanova 7-5, 6-2.
In first-round play, No. 6 Amelie Mauresmo beat Tatiana Panova, 6-2, 6-2; Daniela Hantuchova eased to a 6-3, 6-4 win over Jennifer Hopkins; Anastasia Myskina outsed Conchita Martinez 6-1, 6-4, and Patty Schnyder defeated Marta Marrero 6-4, 6-1.
The Pilot Pen is Davenport's fourth tournament back from knee surgery that sidelined her for most of the season. She combined her powerful ground strokes with dead-on accuracy, routinely running Tulyaganova from sideline to sideline.
'She was hitting winners from everywhere,' Tulyaganova said. 'I was getting very nervous.'
But it was Davenport who lost concentration late in the match. Up a break in the second set, she struggled with her serve in the eighth game.
She had two double faults in a row and made a couple of unforced errors, allowing Tulyaganova to break her serve and tie the set at 4-all. Davenport regained her game in time and cruised through the tiebreak 7-3, but said she was again disappointed over the mental lapse.
'It's just been plaguing me for the last few weeks,' Davenport said. 'I get up and then I play some sloppy points and sloppy games. It obviously makes it more of an interesting match.'
During her comeback, Davenport has advanced to two semifinals and a final. She lost the championship in Los Angeles to Chanda Rubin.
Mauresmo beat Jennifer Capriati for the title in Montreal on Sunday, and said she was bit road weary coming into New Haven and after playing a late doubles match Monday night.
'For me, it's a good first-round match to get into the tournament,' Mauresmo said. 'I hope my game is going to come together match after match,'
The seventh-seeded Hantuchova served up a 103-mph ace to reach match point against Hopkins, then closed it with a passing shot.
'I think I gave her too many chances,' Hantuchova said. 'I didn't use the chances I had to close it up.'
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