MOSCOW, May 30 (RIA Novosti) - Russia had mixed
success at the French Open on Saturday with Svetlana Kuznetsova
continuing her campaign at Roland Garros, while Elena
Dementieva bowed out.
It was the number seven seed, Kuznetsova, who lost no time
in crushing her Hungarian opponent Melinda Czink in straight
sets 6:1, 6:3. The 23-year-old from St. Petersburg will face
either Kateryna Bondarenko or Agnieszka Radwanska in the fourth
round of the grand slam.
Fourth seed Elena Dementieva emerged the shock loser in a
two-hour titanic battle with Samantha Stosur, seeded 30, from
Australia. The Olympic champion fought back after losing the
first set to take the second, but was unable to hold her serve
and went out 6:3, 6:4, 6:1.
Russia's Igor Andreev, seeded 25, is scheduled to play the
fifth seed from Argentina Juan Martin Del Potro in the third
round later Saturday.