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Davenport crushes Dokic at Pilot Pen

Aug. 19, 2003 at 11:38 PM   |   Comments

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Top seed Lindsay Davenport easily beat Yugoslavian wild card Jelena Dokic, 6-2, 6-1, Tuesday in the second round of the Pilot Pen Tennis.

A runner-up to Venus Williams each of the last three years in this final U.S. Open tune-up, Davenport advanced to a quarterfinal meeting with the winner of Wednesday's match between sixth seed Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria and Spain's Magui Serna.

In another second-round match, Anna Pistolesi of Israel rallied for a 0-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 triumph over Russia's Vera Zvonareva. Pistolesi has win titles this month in Poland and Finland.

The first round was completed earlier Tuesday, with Maleeva overcoming Thai qualifier Tamarine Tanasugarn, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Elena Dementieva of Russia rolled to a 6-2, 6-4 first-round victory over Silvia Farina Elia of Italy. Dementieva next faces Conchita Martinez of Spain.

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