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Kafelnikov advances in Kremlin

Oct. 2, 2001 at 4:05 PM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Top-seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov continued his success in the Kremlin Cup Tuesday but third seed Roger Federer was ousted at the $2.19 million tennis event at Moscow's Olympic Stadium.

Kafelnikov, who has won the event each of the last four years, cruised past 18-yeqr-old fellow Russian and Davis Cup teammate Mikhail Youzhny, 6-3, 6-3.

Nicolas Kiefer of Germany outlasted Federer, a native of Switzerland, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4).

Sweden's Thomas Johansson, the fifth seed, defeated Davide Sanguinetti of Italy, 6-2, 6-3, but No. 8 Nicolas Escude of France lost to Magnus Gustafsson of Sweden, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

On the women's side, just two seeded players were in action on Tuesday, and both advanced.

No. 5 Jelena Dokic of Yugoslavia topped Lina Krasnoroutskaya of Russia, 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, and No. 8 Elena Dementieva edged fellow Russian Elena Bovina, 6-3, 6-4.

Top seed Martina Hingis of Switzerland plays her first match Wednesday against Sandra Kleinova of Czechoslovakia.

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