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Venus seeks retribution, title in Moscow

Swarming with Russians, Venus Williams looks to play spoiler at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow this week and get back into victory lane for the first time since Wimbledon. New world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic and Dinara Safina may have something to say first.

Updated: October 6, 2008, 12:33 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

Tournament: Kremlin Cup Surface: Hard indoors Prize Money: $1.34 million Draw: 32 Top seeds: Jelena Jankovic, Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva, Ana Ivanovic

A Russian has won Moscow's Kremlin Cup four times in the past five seasons, and it might happen again this week: Ten of the 24 direct acceptances in the draw represent the home nation, including 2007 champion Elena Dementieva and the transformed Dinara Safina.

Mind you, Jelena Jankovic, in a battle with Serena Williams ...

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