Serena loses to Kuznetsova in French quarters

DV525184Serena Williams’ bid for a third consecutive Grand Slam title has been ended by Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals of the French Open.

Williams was unable to convert a set point in the opening set and lost a seesaw struggle 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 Wednesday.

The No. 7-seeded Kuznetsova faced a break point serving at 5-6 in the first set but erased it with a slam. That started a stretch where she won nine of 10 points to take the lead.

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Pictured: US Serena Williams reacts to play against Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova during a French Open tennis quarter final match on June 3, 2009 at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. The event, the second Grand Slam tournament of 2009, runs from May 25 to June 7, 2009. Kuznetsova won 7/6,5/7, 7/5. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

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