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Ana Ivanovic won a battle of former French Open champions as she dispatched Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets at the WTA tournament in Rome Monday.

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Schiavone prevails in historic epicupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 11:19:00

Francesca Schiavone from Italy and Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova created history on Sunday at the Australian Open as they played out the longest women's match in a grand slam event.

Injured Williams forced out in Melbourne; Henin ousted by Kuznetsovaupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 08:23:00

Venus Williams' injury nightmare continued on Friday as the American was forced to retire after only one game of her third-round match against Andrea Petkovic at the Australian Open.

Unseeded Kuznetsova ends trophy drought in San Diegoupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 08:27:00

Unseeded Svetlana Kuznetsova claimed her first singles title in over a year after battling past Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the Mercury Insurance Open.

Holder Kuznetsova stunned by Kirilenkoupdated: Fri May 28 2010 16:30:00

Holder Svetlana Kuznetsova has been dumped out of the French Open at the third round stage, beaten in three sets by fellow-Russian Maria Kirilenko.

Kuznetsova survives scare to reach third round at French Openupdated: Wed May 26 2010 16:05:00

Defending women's champion Svetlana Kuznetsova survived four match points before scraping into the third round of the French Open on a rain-interrupted fourth day at Roland Garros.

Kuznetsova through after shaky startupdated: Sun May 23 2010 15:45:00

Holder Svetlana Kuznetsova overcame a shaky start to reach the second round of the French Open with a straight sets victory over Romania's Sorana Cirstea on Sunday.

Kuznetsova crashes out in California; Clijsters wins openerupdated: Sun Mar 14 2010 07:54:00

Top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova tumbled out of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Saturday, but two-time champion Kim Clijsters cruised into the third round.

Tennis: Petrova upsets Kuznetsovaupdated: Sun Jan 24 2010 00:46:00

Russian Nadia Petrova on Sunday upset one of the Australian Open tournament favorites after beating compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

Serena into Doha semifinals as Venus hangs onupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 18:11:00

Second seed Serena Williams stormed into the semifinals of the season-ending WTA Championships in Doha, while sister and defending champion Venus kept her slim hopes alive.

Kuznetsova into top five after Beijing victoryupdated: Sun Oct 11 2009 11:24:00

Sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova has moved into the top five in the world after beating Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets in the final of the China Open in Beijing.

Kuznetsova books China Open final spotupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 11:23:00

Svetlana Kuznetsova eased to a semifinal victory over fellow Russian Nadia Petrova to set up a meeting with Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the China Open.

Clijsters wins again as Williams sisters crashupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 09:45:00

Kim Clijsters' blistering return to competitive tennis gathered pace on Thursday with a hard-fought victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in Cincinnati.

Venus through as women's seeds tumble at SW19updated: Sat Jun 27 2009 14:36:00

Defending champion Venus Williams avenged a blot on her 2009 season to set up a last-16 clash with Ana Ivanovic at Wimbledon, but their fellow former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic and French Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova crashed out of the tournament on Saturday.

Kuznetsova wins French Open as Safina deniedupdated: Sat Jun 06 2009 11:42:00

World number one Dinara Safina's wait for her first grand slam title continues, after she was beaten in straight sets by compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final of the French Open at Roland Garros.

Kuznetsova lines up all-Russian showdownupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 15:03:00

Svetlana Kuznetsova set up an all-Russian French Open final with Dinara Safina after defeating Australian Sam Stosur in three sets in Thursday's second semifinal.

Shattered Serena exits French Openupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 12:10:00

Former winner Serena Williams crashed out of the French Open on Wednesday leaving seventh-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova to face Australian Samantha Stosur for a place in the final at Roland Garros.

Rome champion Jankovic beaten by Kuznetsovaupdated: Thu May 07 2009 16:14:00

Two-time defending champion Jelena Jankovic has crashed out of the Rome Masters at the quarterfinal stage, beaten in straight sets by in-form Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Kuznetsova beats Safina in Stuttgart finalupdated: Sun May 03 2009 12:55:00

Fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova secured her first WTA Tour victory since winning in 2007 in New Haven, beating compatriot and world number one Dinara Safina in straight sets to claim the Porsche Grand Prix title in Sturttgart.

Safina faces Kuznetsova in Stuttgart finalupdated: Sat May 02 2009 15:47:00

World number one Dinara Safina had to come from a set down to beat Flavia Pennetta of Italy 3-6 7-5 6-0 on Saturday to set up a final showdown against fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova at the WTA tournament in Stuttgart.

Azarenka confirms promise at Key Biscayneupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 17:27:00

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus continued her remorseless rise up the world rankings by reaching the final of the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne in Florida.

Kuznetsova hopes are ended by Radwanskaupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 09:56:00

Sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova has failed in her attempts to reach a third successive Indian Wells final, crashing out in three sets to Polish wildcard Urszula Radwanska.

Russians retain the Fed Cup in Spainupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 09:18:00

Russia retained the Fed Cup when Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Spanish number one to give her team an unassailable 3-0 lead in the final in Madrid

Sharapova and Kuznetsova power throughupdated: Sat May 31 2008 15:45:00

Top seed Maria Sharapova finally found some form at the French Open to clinch a place in the fourth round at Roland Garros, while Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova was also in ruthless form to secure her spot.

Russia and Spain close in on Fed finalupdated: Sat Apr 26 2008 12:27:00

Holders Russia and former champions Spain moved closer to a showdown in the Fed Cup final on Saturday after both took comfortable 2-0 overnight leads in their semifinal ties.

Serena battles to Key Biscayne finalupdated: Sat Apr 05 2008 04:26:00

Defending champion Serena Williams battled injury and scorching Florida temperatures to beat third seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6 7-5 6-3 in the Key Biscayne semifinals.

Kuznetsova ends Sharapova winning streakupdated: Sat Mar 22 2008 07:14:00

Svetlana Kuznetsova handed Maria Sharapova her first defeat of 2008 on Friday to set up a clash with top-seed Ana Ivanovic in the final of the Pacific Life Open.

Unseeded Dementieva wins Dubai titleupdated: Sat Mar 01 2008 15:30:00

Unseeded Elena Dementieva came through a star-studded field to lift the Dubai Open title with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 defeat of Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova, the second seed and former US Open champion.

Kuznetsova faces Dementieva in finalupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 16:09:00

Svetlana Kuznetsova improved her chances of reaching the number one spot later this year by reaching her second final of 2008 in Dubai.

Ivanovic out as seeds tumble in Qatar updated: Thu Feb 21 2008 13:39:00

Injured Ana Ivanovic, the top seed in a major event for the first time in her career, has been forced to withdraw from the Qatar Open after only one match.

Radwanska crushes Kuznetsova dreamupdated: Sat Jan 19 2008 16:23:00

Second seed Svetlana Kuznetsova crashed out of the Australian Open on a rain-hit Saturday, joining fellow Russian Anna Chakvetadze in departing the first Grand Slam of 2008 in the third round.

Henin battles to Sydney final winupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 08:07:00

World number one Justine Henin had to fight off a determined challenge from second seed Svetlana Kuznetsova to claim her 40th WTA tour title at the Sydney International tournament on Friday.

Kuznetsova wins error-filled semiupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 16:46:00

Fourth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova struggled into the U.S. Open final after claiming an error-filled 3-6 6-1 6-1 victory over fellow-Russian Anna Chakvetadze.

Chakvetadze makes first slam semiupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 03:55:00

Russian Anna Chakvetadze reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, taking the last six games Wednesday to beat Shahar Peer 7-5 6-1 at the U.S. Open.

Kuznetsova cruises into last eightupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 02:36:00

Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova moved smoothly into the US Open quarterfinals on Monday, profiting from a bottom half of the women's draw that has been blown wide open.

Kuznetsova, Hingis make progressupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 03:42:00

Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova battered her way into the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Czech Klara Zakopalova.

Blake, Kuznetsova win New Havenupdated: Sat Aug 25 2007 21:02:00

James Blake warmed up for next week's U.S. Open in perfect fashion by beating fellow American Mardy Fish 7-5 6-4 on Saturday to win the ATP event in New Haven.

Russian pair through to last fourupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 01:34:00

Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Dementieva set up an all-Russian semifinal at the WTA event in New Haven, a repeat of their 2004 U.S. Open final, won by Kuznetsova.

Venus powers into Wimbledon semisupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 02:39:00

Three-time champion Venus Williams served up another imposing display of grass court tennis to reach the Wimbledon semifinals with a straight sets victory over Russian fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The top women power into the semisupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 12:37:00

On day 10 the quarterfinals began, the big names came out in force and the quality of tennis stepped up a notch.

Sharapova fights to stay on trackupdated: Sat Jun 02 2007 06:52:00

Maria Sharapova was given a brief scare on her way to a 6-1 6-4 victory over Russian qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva in the French Open third round on Saturday.

Holders Italy reach Fed Cup semisupdated: Sun Apr 22 2007 07:50:00

Defending champions Italy and France set up a Fed Cup last-four meeting with sweeping victories in their quarterfinals on Sunday.

Kuznetsova reaches Stuttgart semisupdated: Fri Oct 06 2006 09:23:00

Svetlana Kuznetsova stepped closer to claiming her third title in four weeks after thrashing Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 6-4 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Friday.

Mauresmo and Kuznetsova make finalupdated: Sat Sep 23 2006 05:09:00

Top-ranked Amelie Mauresmo overcame a second set scare to grind out a 6-1 3-6 7-6 win over sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic and advance to the China Open final.

Mauresmo finally defeats Davenportupdated: Fri Sep 22 2006 06:03:00

World number one Amelie Mauresmo beat American Lindsay Davenport for the first time in 12 matches on Friday, taking her place in the semifinals of the China Open with a 6-4 6-3 win.

Kuznetsova wins a third Bali titleupdated: Sun Sep 17 2006 10:14:00

Svetlana Kuznetsova collected her second title of the season on Sunday when she defeated Marion Bartoli of France 7-5 6-2 to win her third Bali International title.

Kuznetsova happy to face Davenportupdated: Fri Sep 15 2006 08:08:00

Lindsay Davenport and Svetlana Kuznetsova will clash in the semifinals of the Wismilak International, after completing straightforward victories in Bali.

Kuznetsova through to Haven semisupdated: Thu Aug 24 2006 17:24:00

Former U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has put out fellow-Russian Elena Dementieva 6-3 3-6 6-2 to reach the semifinals in New Haven.

Li Na sinks fifth seed Kuznetsovaupdated: Fri Jun 30 2006 10:40:00

Li Na has become the first Chinese player in Wimbledon history to reach the singles fourth round when she upset Russian fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6 6-2 6-3.

Kuznetsova through on her birthdayupdated: Tue Jun 27 2006 08:33:00

Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova celebrated her 21st birthday with a 6-3 6-2 win over Italian qualifier Romina Oprandi in the first round at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Kuznetsova survives Sugiyama testupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 12:24:00

Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova survived a tough first outing on the Eastbourne grass to beat Japan's Ai Sugiyama 1-6 6-1 6-2 on Tuesday.

Henin-Hardenne retains Paris titleupdated: Sat Jun 10 2006 11:06:00

Justine Henin-Hardenne won her third French Open title when she defeated Russian eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 6-4 on Saturday.

Henin/Kuznetsova in final showdownupdated: Thu Jun 08 2006 10:59:00

Belgian defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne ruined Kim Clijsters's birthday when she outclassed her compatriot 6-3 6-2 to reach the final of the French Open on Thursday.

Vaidisova charges into semifinalsupdated: Tue Jun 06 2006 08:36:00

Czech teenager Nicole Vaidisova followed up her upset win over world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo by dazzling another grand slam champion in the French Open quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Kuznetsova through to face Safinaupdated: Fri May 19 2006 09:02:00

Seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova came back from the brink of defeat to beat Italian qualifier Romina Oprandi 6-4 5-7 7-6 and reach the semifinals of the Italian Open in Rome on Friday.

Henin through to Berlin last fourupdated: Fri May 12 2006 15:20:00

Holder Justine Henin-Hardenne advanced to the German Open semifinals with a 6-4 7-6 win over Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Clijsters snaps 2006 title droughtupdated: Sun May 07 2006 08:47:00

Top seeded Kim Clijsters claimed her first title since October as she defeated in-form Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5 6-2 in the final of the WTA tournament in Warsaw on Sunday.

Warsaw defeat for returning Venusupdated: Fri May 05 2006 14:50:00

Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova ended the comeback run of Venus Williams to advance to the semifinals of the WTA event in Warsaw on Friday.

Sharapova shocked in Miami finalupdated: Sat Apr 01 2006 14:13:00

Svetlana Kuznetsova returned to the form that had won her the 2004 U.S. Open title with a straight sets win over Russian compatriot Maria Sharapova in the final of the WTA event in Miami.

Kuznetsova sweeps aside Ivanovicupdated: Wed Jan 11 2006 03:33:00

Former U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia earned a semifinal clash against fifth-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne with a straight sets victory on Wednesday over Serbian Ana Ivanovic.

Kuznetsova beaten in opening roundupdated: Mon Aug 29 2005 14:32:00

Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has been dumped out of the U.S. Open on the opening day, beaten 6-3 6-2 by fellow Russian Ekaterina Bychkova - the world number 97.

Russian duo scrape into next roundupdated: Wed Jun 22 2005 13:36:00

Elena Dementieva avoided one of the worst defeats of her career, narrowly beating German qualifier Sabine Klaschka 2-6 6-3 8-6 in the second round

Kuznetsova fails to join Sharapovaupdated: Tue May 10 2005 13:34:00

Top seed Maria Sharapova has reached the last 16 of the Rome Masters but Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova failed to join her.

Clijsters run ended by Kuznetsovaupdated: Fri Apr 29 2005 08:52:00

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova ended the 17-match winning streak of Kim Clijsters when she beat the former world number one 2-6 6-2 6-3 in the semi-finals of the WTA claycourt event.

Clijsters takes run of wins to 16updated: Wed Apr 27 2005 08:11:00

Kim Clijsters extended her winning streak to 16 matches when she defeated Russia's Maria Kirilenko 6-2 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the WTA tournament in Warsaw.

Russian pair ease through in styleupdated: Sat Mar 12 2005 09:34:00

The Russian assault on the WTA Tour continued at the Masters Series event as two high seeds cruised into the third round.

Wild card Mirza topples Kuznetsovaupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 12:29:00

Indian wild card Sania Mirza pulled off a major upset when she beat US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 6-2 in the second round of the Dubai Open.

Top seeds continue to impressupdated: Wed Jan 19 2005 19:24:00

Defending champion Roger Federer reached the third round at the men's Australian Open with an easy 6-3 6-4 6-4 win over Japanese qualifier Takao Suzuki.

Kuznetsova doping claim dismissedupdated: Tue Jan 18 2005 02:45:00

Russia's U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has been cleared of a doping offense.

Eager Mauresmo makes perfect startupdated: Mon Jan 17 2005 08:53:00

Second seed Amelie Mauresmo dispelled any concerns about her fitness with a clinical 6-2 6-3 win over in-form local Samantha Stosur at the Australian Open on Monday.

Powerful Mauresmo routs Zvonerevaupdated: Fri Nov 12 2004 07:29:00

Amelie Mauresmo made a powerful start in her bid to end the year as world number one with a 6-1 6-0 rout of Vera Zvonareva at the WTA Championships.

Sharapova sets up Kuznetsova clashupdated: Fri Sep 24 2004 09:10:00

Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova set up an intriguing semi-final showdown with fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova at the China Open after her opponent Jelena Jankovic retired hurt on Friday with an ankle injury.

Kuznetsova secures narrow victory updated: Thu Sep 23 2004 11:13:00

Little-known Chinese player Li Na gave U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova a run for her money at the China Open before the Russian emerged victorious after three sets.

Kuznetsova claims Eastbourne titleupdated: Sat Jun 19 2004 11:11:00

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova won her first title since September 2002 with a 2-6 7-6 6-4 success against Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova in the final of the Eastbourne International.

Venus hits top form in Warsaw Cupupdated: Sat May 01 2004 14:21:00

Venus Williams crushed Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the $585,000 Warsaw Cup WTA tournament.

Kuznetsova through to Warsaw finalupdated: Sat May 01 2004 08:02:00

Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the final of the J and S Cup in Warsaw, with a 6-3, 6-2 win over ninth seeded Italian Francesca Schiavone.

Russians in command in Fed Cupupdated: Sat Apr 24 2004 08:11:00

Anastasia Myskina and Svetlana Kuznetsova won the opening singles to give favorites Russia a 2-0 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup World Group first-round tie in Moscow.

Myskina climbs WTA world rankingsupdated: Mon Mar 08 2004 10:16:00

Anastasia Myskina has entered the top five of the WTA world rankings for the first time.

Henin-Hardenne retains Dubai titleupdated: Sat Feb 28 2004 12:16:00

World No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne banked her third win of the year 7-6 6-3 against Russian teenager Svetlana Kuznetsova to retain her title at the Dubai Open.

Seeded Schiavone is shown the doorupdated: Mon Feb 23 2004 13:54:00

Francesca Schiavone became the first seed to fall at the Dubai Open on Monday when she was outplayed 6-4 6-4 by Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Petrova beats heat on Gold Coastupdated: Wed Jan 07 2004 03:53:00

Second seed Nadia Petrova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian women's hardcourt championships with a 6-2 6-2 win over Australia's Nicole Pratt.

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