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Davenport gets by at Roland Garros

May 27, 2005 at 7:22 PM

PARIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Venus Williams, seeking her first major title in four years, was ousted from the French Open Friday by a 15-year-old Bulgarian.

Top-seeded Lindsay Davenport advanced to the fourth round, as did Roger Federer and young rival Rafael Nadal.

Williams, however, was sent home by Sesil Karatantcheva, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1. Williams had 52 unforced errors and suffered nine service breaks.

For the third time in as many matches, Davenport was taken to three sets. She finally overcame Virginie Razzano, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

"I'm starting to think that it could be one of my, not my best, but one of my greatest achievements in a while just to be able to still be here and still be playing," Davenport said.

She will next meet Kim Clijsters, who defeated Daniela Hantuchova, 6-4, 6-2.

Federer, ranked No. 1 in the world, and Nadal, who has won 20 straight clay-court matches, are on a collision course for the semifinals.

Federer advanced with a 7-6 (11-0), 7-5, 6-2 win over Fernando Gonzalez and Nadal defeated Richard Gasquet, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

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