Friday, May 28, 2010

Maria Kirilenko moves on to fourth round of French Open

Maria Kirilenko in action at Tennis Court
Maria Kirilenko3, originally uploaded by zykesmith.

To move on to the fourth round for the first time Maria Kirilenko beat defending champion and fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova out of the French Open on Friday, at the third round stage. The sixth seed Kuznetsova lost (6-3, 2-6, 6-4) to 30th-seed Kirilenko.

Earler Kirilenko defeated Karolina Sprem in the first round match (7-6(5) 6-4). In the second round, she defeated Yvonne Meusburger (6-3 6-3). Kirilenko will now meet 17th seeded-Italian Francesca Schiavone for a place in the quarterfinals.

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