Henman crashes out of Aus Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:48 IST

Nikolay Davydenko destroyed Tim Henman's Australian Open campaign on Saturday as the Russians continued their assault on the first Grand Slam of the year.

Henman crashes out of Aus Open

Melbourne:

Nikolay Davydenko destroyed Tim Henman's Australian Open campaign on Saturday as the Russians continued their assault on the first Grand Slam of the year. Henman surrendered 4-6, 2-6, 2-6 in a little over two hours allowing the Russian to enter the fourth round in Melbourne. The seventh-seed failed to mount any real challenge, continuing a history of disappointments at the major tournaments. Assured place Argentina are already assured of at least one player in the quarter-finals after Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian were drawn to play each other in the fourth round. Sixth seed Coria beat Spainiard Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. In the women's draw, world number one Lindsay Davenport defeated Czech teenager Nicole Vaidisova 6-2, 6-4. She will play with 13th seed Karolina Sprem in the fourth round. Sister act Venus Williams joined her sister in the fourth round after she beat Israel's Anna Smashnova 6-3, 6-0 Elena Dementieva wore down Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 surviving a match that lasted for 3 hours and featured 13 service breaks. Dementieva, runner-up at last year's French and US Open became the seventh Russian woman to reach the last 16.

Topics : Tennis
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