WTA Tour Championships

Russian women can’t beat Mauresmo, Davenport, Serena

Russian women can’t beat Mauresmo, Davenport, Serena at the WTA Tour Championships, Los Angeles: Russia’s young female tennis stars – Maria Sharapova, Anastasia Myskina, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, Elena Dementieva – make up an unprecedented 5 of the 8 competitors for the world’s top-ranking players at the WTA Tour Championships in Los Angeles, but the other 3 players – Amelie Mauresmo, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams – have yet to be defeated.

Amelie Mauresmo, the French star, bidding to capture the number one world ranking at the season-ending WTA Tour Championships, opened her campaign with a 6-1, 6-0 rout of Russian Vera Zvonareva.

While American Lindsay Davenport has retaken the lead in the world rankings, Mauresmo said her brief ascension to the summit had only made things easier for her on court. Davenport thrashed Elena Dementieva 6-0, 6-1 on Wednesday night.

America’s Serena Williams, defeated French Open champion Anastasia Myskina of Russia in three sets on Wednesday.

No Russian has yet beaten one of the non-Russian players with U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova first defeating Russian countrywoman Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-4, but then losing to Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-4 in her second match of the tournament.

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