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Ivanovic Races into Last 16

IvanovicTwo days after she first took to the court, women’s sixth seed Ana Ivanovic advanced to the fourth round with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Aravane Rezai of France. The 19-year-old Serb will be relieved by her rain-interrupted win, for the straight sets scoreline belies a close fought match, at least in the first set.
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Henin Too Strong for Schnyder

Justine Henin headed the field into the quarter-finals with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over the left-handed Patty Schnyder of Switzerland that proved she is in convincing form for the countdown to winning the Wimbledon title for the first time.
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Venus Struggles Past Morigami

Venus Williams made heavy weather of her rain-disrupted clash with Japan's Akiko Morigami before sealing victory in three sets and escaping the “Graveyard of Champions” curse of Court 2.
In a match split into two fairly even halves by the showers which ended play on Saturday, Williams finally squeezed through 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, but only after a few struggles in the Monday half of the match.
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Henin Side-Steps Serena Questions

Some players court controversy, while others prefer to “take every day as it comes, one game at a time”. Justine Henin belongs to the latter brigade. Not that she hides behind clichés – when she does talk, she invariably says something worth listening to. When she’d rather not speak out, however, it is very difficult to get a quote from her.
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Seed-Killer Paszek Slays Dementieva

Tamira Paszek16-year-old Tamira Paszek of Austria has knocked out another seed after dumping former French Open finalist Elena Dementieva out of Wimbledon. Paszek came back from a set down to defeat the twelfth seeded Dementieva, 3-6, 6-2. 6-3 in 128 minutes.
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Kuznetsova Powers Past Pole

Fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova was rarely troubled in her match against former Junior Wimbledon champion Agnieska Radwanska, and powered past the young Pole 6-2, 6-3.
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Petrova Passes Spanish Test

Nadia Petrova was asked a few tough questions as Virginia Ruano Pascual staged a late fightback but answered them all to dash the Spanish doubles veteran's hopes of reaching the fourth round for the first time since 1998.
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Berdych Edges His Way to Victory

Tomas Berdych had to battle through three tight sets against South Korea’s Hyung-Taik Lee to reach the fourth round. The Czech eventually won 6-4, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-3).
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Speedy Japan burn Scotland

Japan kicked off their Group F campaign with a straightforward 3-1 dismantling of disappointing Scotland in front of a sold-out crowd at Victoria's Royal Athletic Park on 1 July.
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Chile dominate frantic fiesta

The FIFA U-20 World Cup hosts might have been celebrating Canada Day but Chile paid no heed to the spirit of celebration on the national holiday as they opened up their Group A campaign with handsome 3-0 victory. Elsewhere, Japan outclassed Scotland, Jordan held Zambia, Uruguay were pegged back by a resurgent Spain and Nigeria squeezed past Costa Rica amid a hectic schedule across the country.
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