Friday, August 29, 2008

Srebotnik upsets Kuznetsova in 3rd round of U.S. Open

Katarina Srebotnik, the woman who spoiled the French Open for Serena Williams, has now spoiled the U.S. Open for former U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The 28th-seeded Srebotnik, a player of considerable talent who has had a summer of mixed results, was back on track today as she used her steady serve and her doubles-honed net finesse to aggressively remove the third seed from the tournament.

Srebotnik took the first set by one break, and the second went to a tiebreak, which Kuznetsova swept, 7-1. But Srebotnik came back with even more aggression, and prevailed, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.

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