Nadia Petrova beats Venus Williams to advance to French Open quarters


Nadia PetrovaSeed No.19 Nadia Petrova survived three match points against home favorite Aravane Rezai in the third round, but her next match against second seed Venus Williams saw less drama as the Russian won 6-4 6-3 to advance to the French Open quartefinals. It’s Petrova’s first win over Venus in their five meetings (this fifth match was their first on clay).

In the quarterfinals, the 2003 and 2005 French Open semifinalist Petrova will play fifth seed Elena Dementieva, with whom she is tied at 7-7 in career meetings.

Third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki earned her quarterfinal berth the tough way as she played the longest match of the 2010 French Open so far to beat seed No.14 Flavia Pennetta 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-2. Wozniacki’s next opponent will be Francesca Schiavone, seeded 17th. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)


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