Russian women also make Moscow final

Oct. 14, 2006 at 7:30 PM
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MOSCOW, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Two more natives of Russia will play in Sunday's final of the women's Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.

The match between fifth-seeded Nadia Petrova and unseeded Anna Chakvetadze means that four home-grown products will play in both the men's and women's title matches.

In the women's semifinals on Saturday, Petrova topped No. 8 Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic, 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3).

"We were both getting a little tight at the end," Petrova said. "It was a matter of who could keep the ball in. After I had those match points I told myself I'm still in with a very good chance to win; my experience helped me through in the end."

Chakvetadze continued her surprising run with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-0 win over fourth-seeded Elena Dementieva, also a native Russian.

In the men's final, Marat Safin will face Nikolay Davydenko.

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