Defending champion Kuznetsova ousted at French Open

15:56, May 29, 2010      

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Maria Kirilenko of Russia reacts after winning her match against her compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 28, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia was ousted from the women's singles third round at the French Open by compatriot Maria Kirilenko on Friday.

The sixth-seeded Kuznetsova overcame one set down by winning the second set 6-2, but lost to the 30th seed Kirilenko 6-4 in the decider. Kirilenko took the opening set 6-3.

Source: Xinhua

Kuznetsova survived from early exit by edging German Andrea Petkovic 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday.
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