Anastasia Myskina in all-Russian final

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

Russian Anastasia Myskina set up a historic all-Russian women's final after her straight sets win over former French Open champion Jennifer Capriati.

Anastasia Myskina in all-Russian final
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Paris: Russian Anastasia Myskina set up a historic all-Russian women's final after her straight sets win over former French Open champion Jennifer Capriati. The sixth-seeded Russian steamrolled the 28-year-old American veteran, seeded seven, 6-2 6-2 in barely over an hour. Capriati looked leaden by comparison, sluggishly lobbing the ball over the net and after a few minutes' play, Myskina's side of the court was scarred all over with slide-marks as she chased down the American's best efforts. The Russian eased into a 3-0 lead before Capriati could register on the scoreboard. Capriati clawed her way back from love-40 to hold for 1-3 and then broke as Myskina faltered but the Russian rattled off three games to clinch the set 6-2 in 29 minutes. Capriati briefly stabilised but there was no stopping Myskina who polished off the last four games for victory. Meanwhile, in the other semi-final Elena Dementieva brushed aside Argentine Paola Suarez 6-0 7-5.
(With wire inputs)
Topics : Tennis
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