MOSCOW, May 12 (RIA Novosti) - Four
Russian women are through to the third round of the $4.5
million Madrid Open tennis tournament.
Monday saw Elena Dementieva, seeded three,
sweep aside her Spanish opponent Lourdes Dominguez Lino in
straight sets 6:3, 6:2. Eighth-seed Nadia Petrova dropped the
first set and had to battle to overcome Germany's Anna-Lena
Groenefeld, a qualifier, in three sets 4:6, 7:6, 7:6.
Unseeded Anna Chakvetadze also needed three
sets to overcome Australia's Samantha Stosur 1:6, 6:2, 7:6.
Qualifier Elena Vesnina, 22, from Russia's
resort city of Sochi, fared better in her match against
Virginie Razzano from France winning through in just two sets