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2007 Kremlin Cup

Serena Williams advances to quarters; Youzhny upset


By Leonid Chizhov, Associated Press Writer
MOSCOW Serena Williams advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Tatiana Perebiynis of Ukraine on Thursday.
Perebiynis saved three match points before Williams won with a powerful backhand.
"I don't I think I've played up to my standards today but I was glad to get through," Williams said.

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Dinara Safina also reached the quarterfinals, upsetting defending champion Anna Chakvetadze 7-6 (8-6), 6-2.

In the second round of the men's tournament, second-seeded Mikhail Youzhny was upset by Michael Berrer 7-5, 6-4, and Janko Tipsarevic rallied to beat third-seeded Andy Murray 6-4, 7-5.
Williams and Perebiynis traded breaks three times in the first set before the fourth-seeded American broke again with a backhand down the line in the 12th game.
The seventh-ranked Williams was leading 2-0 in the second set but lost her next serve at love and Perebiynis leveled at 3-3 after trading serves one more time.
Williams, who said she wasn't used to playing in morning matches, had trouble with her volleys early but managed to score several key points at the net in the second. Her first serve also improved, and she finished with six aces.
"Usually I sleep at 11, but I liked it because if I have to play hopefully four days in a row," Williams said.
In Friday's quarterfinals, Williams will play eighth-seeded Nicole Vaidisova, who beat Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-4.
Williams, an eight-time Grand Slam champion, is playing in Moscow for the first time in a decade. In 1997, the 16-year-old qualified and lost in the first round when she was ranked 448th.
"She is a great champion and she's always tough," Vaidisova said. "I know it's going to be a very tough match tomorrow. She's always trying to her best."
After winning the first set, Tipsarevic struggled early in the second. He trailed 5-2, but then won five straight games to beat Murray.
"I do not feel like I played too badly today," Murray said. "I had so many chances in the second set ... and had some pretty rough calls five or six around that time between 5-2 and the end of the match."

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Back at it tonight...Ducks celebrate...Williams advances in Russia...

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MOSCOW (AP) Seventh-ranked Serena Williams was tested by the 130th-ranked player in the world before moving into the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup with a 7-5, 6-4 victory. The eight-time Grand Slam winner is back in Moscow for the first time in a decade, looking for her 29th career title.
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Serena Williams advances to quarter-finals at Kremlin Cup

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MOSCOW - Serena Williams advanced to the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup by beating Tatiana Perebiynis of Ukraine 7-5, 6-4 Thursday.
Perebiynis saved three match points before Williams won with a powerful backhand. "I don't I think I've played up to my standards today but I was glad to get through," Williams said.
Dinara Safina also reached the quarter-finals, upsetting defending champion Anna Chakvetadze 7-6 (6), 6-2.
In the second round of the men's tournament, defending champion Nikolay Davydenko beat Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador 6-4, 6-4. Marat Safin and second-seeded Mikhail Youzhny were both upset.
Williams and Perebiynis traded breaks three times in the first set before the fourth-seeded American broke again with a backhand down the line in the 12th game.
The seventh-ranked Williams was leading 2-0 in the second set but lost her next serve at love and Perebiynis levelled at 3-3 after trading serves one more time.
Williams, who said she wasn't used to playing in morning matches, had trouble with her volleys early but managed to score several key points at the net in the second. Her first serve also improved, and she finished with six aces.
"Usually I sleep at 11, but I liked it because if I have to play hopefully four days in a row it's good to play early," Williams said.
In Friday's quarter-finals, Williams will play eighth-seeded Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic, who beat Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-3, 6-4.
"She is a great champion and she's always tough," Vaidisova said of Williams. "I know it's going to be a very tough match tomorrow. She's always trying to her best."
Williams, an eight-time Grand Slam champion, is playing in Moscow for the first time in a decade. In 1997, the 16-year-old Williams qualified and lost in the first round when she was ranked 448th.
Safin, who spent two weeks hiking in Nepal, blamed lack of practice for his 6-4, 6-4 loss to 2005 champion Igor Andreev.
"He had nothing to loose," Safin said. "For him to beat me is the same as for me was to beat (Yevgeny) Kafelnikov. I really wanted to win."
Youzhny was upset by Michael Berrer of Germany 7-5, 6-4.
Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia rallied to beat third-seeded Andy Murray of Britain 6-4, 7-5.

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MOSCOW: Serena Williams advanced to the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup by beating Tatiana Perebiynis of Ukraine 7-5, 6-4 yesterday.
Perebiynis saved three match points before Williams won with a powerful backhand.
“I don't I think I've played up to my standards today but I was glad to get through,'' Williams said.
In the second round of the men's tournament, second-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia was upset by Michael Berrer of Germany 7-5, 6-4.
Williams and Perebiynis traded breaks three times in the first set before the fourth-seeded American broke again with a backhand down the line in the 12th game.
The seventh-ranked Williams was leading 2-0 in the second set but lost her next serve at love and Perebiynis levelled at 3-3 after trading serves one more time.
Williams, who said she wasn't used to playing in morning matches, had trouble with her volleys early but managed to score several key points at the net in the second. Her first serve also improved, and she finished with six aces.
“Usually I sleep at 11, but I liked it because if I have to play hopefully four days in a row it's good to play early,'' Williams said.
The eight-time Grand Slam champion is playing in Moscow for the first time in a decade. In 1997, the 16-year-old Williams qualified and lost in the first round when she was ranked 448th.
In today's 's quarter-finals, Williams will play Nicole Vaidisova who defeated Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-3, 6-4.
n BANGKOK: Reigning Wimbledon champion Venus Williams shrugged off a rain delay to advance to the second round of the Bangkok Open yesterday with an easy 6-2, 6-2 win over Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki. Williams, the tournament's second seed, had been leading 6-2, 4-1 when rain forced a suspension in play late on Wednesday, and did not need much time to seal the deal, using her powerful forehand to finish off the Dane. – AFP
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Williams, Kuznetsova Advance

By LEONID CHIZHOV – 8 hours ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Serena Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova won Friday, and the two will face each other in the Kremlin Cup semifinals.
Williams beat eighth-seeded Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 7-6 (7), and the top-seeded Kuznetsova defeated Vera Dushevina 6-2, 6-2.
Last Friday, Kuznetsova beat Williams in the quarterfinals of the Porsche GP in Stuttgart, Germany.
Elena Dementieva of Russia reached the semifinals at the Kremlin Cup for the fifth straight time, beating Belarusian teenager Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (4), 6-2. She will next play Dinara Safina, who eliminated Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
On the men's side, Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia beat Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the semifinals, and fourth-seeded Paul-Henri Mathieu eliminated Florent Serra of France 6-3, 6-3.
Eighth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber retired with a back injury after losing the first set 6-3 against Michael Berrer.
Williams pressured Vaidisova from the start and didn't allow the Czech to hold her serve without being taken to deuce or facing a break point until the fifth game of the second set.
In the eighth game, Williams was broken and trailed 5-3, but she broke back and saved a set point on a deuce in the 12th game to force a tiebreaker.
Vaidisova saved three match points in the tiebreaker before netting a forehand to lose the match.
Kuznetsova, the 2004 U.S. Open champion, won five consecutive games in each set and sealed the victory with an overhead smash.
"Tomorrow it will be a tough match," Kuznetsova said of her first Kremlin Cup semifinal match. "Williams is improving her form and is tough at the end of the season."
Dementieva, the runner-up in 2001 and 2004, won four consecutive games in the second set. She had five aces.
The 18-year-old Azarenka, who upset second-seeded Maria Sharapova in the second round, never threatened Dementieva.
Safina, the sister of Marat Safin, easily won the first set and was level at 3-3 in the second before losing three straight games. The 17th-ranked Russian broke twice in the third set to advance to her second semifinal match in her hometown. She lost to eventual champion Mary Pierce in 2005.
Safina upset Martina Hingis in the final of the Australian Women's Hardcourt in January for her fifth career title.
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Kuznetsova and Williams reach Kremlin Cup semis
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CREDIT: Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova serves to compatriot Vera Dushevina during their Kremlin Cup tennis match in Moscow, October 12, 2007. REUTERS/Sergei KarpukhinMOSCOW (Reuters) - Top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova reached her first Kremlin Cup semi-final in convincing fashion by crushing fellow Russian Vera Dushevina 6-2 6-2 on Friday.
The world number two, making her fifth successive appearance in Moscow, broke Dushevina twice in the first set and twice more in the second before putting away her 46th-ranked opponent with an overhead smash after 71 minutes.
"It was a pretty comfortable win for me," said Kuznetsova, 22, who has not dropped a set in her four meetings against the 21-year-old Dushevina.
"I broke her early in the first set to set the tone for the rest of the match and could just cruise along. In the second set I was even able to experiment with my game a little bit, like rushing to the net more often. It was a good preparation for Saturday."
The Russian will now take on former world number one Serena Williams who overcame eighth-seeded Czech Nicole Vaidisova 6-4 7-6 after a hard-fought battle lasting nearly two hours.
The fourth-seeded Williams, making her second appearance in Moscow, 10 years after her debut as a 16-year-old, took the opening set after breaking Vaidisova in the seventh game.
The Czech broke Williams in the eighth game of the second set for a 5-3 lead but the Australian Open champion broke right back to level the score and force a tiebreaker.
She finally ended the contest on her fourth match point when Vaidisova put a tame forehand into the net.
ALL-RUSSIAN AFFAIR
The second semi-final will be an all-Russian affair between two unseeded players, Elena Dementieva and Dinara Safina.
Dementieva, who reached the final here in 2001 and in 2004, beat talented Belarussian teenager Victoria Azarenka, who stunned second seed Maria Sharapova in the second round, 7-6 6-2.
Safina, the younger sister of former world number one Marat Safin who knocked out third seed and last year's winner Anna Chakvetadze in round two, continued her good run of form to see off compatriot Vera Zvonareva 6-2 3-6 6-3.
In the men's draw, unseeded Serb Janko Tipsarevic became the first player to reach the semi-finals after prevailing over Czech Radek Stepanek 6-4 3-6 6-3.
He was soon joined in the last four by fourth-seeded Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu, who advanced at the expense of countryman Florent Serra 6-3 6-3.
The 27-year-old Mathieu, who won his first career title here in 2002, will face unseeded German Michael Berrer, who reached his first career semi-final on the ATP Tour at age 27 after his eighth-seeded compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber retired with a back injury after losing the first set 6-3.
Top seed and defending champion Nikolay Davydenko faces his Russian Davis Cup team mate Igor Andreev in the other quarter-final.

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