French futility frustrates Venus
PARIS -- Nadia Petrova flashed to the net and hungrily eyed an easy overhead as though it were low-hanging fruit.
The Russian was only two points from booting Venus Williams out of the French Open when she took her eye off the ball and sent a megashank soaring skyward. Petrova, who has never been accused of intestinal fortitude, had to feel the doubts creeping in.
Before Sunday's fourth-round match, Petrova's record against top-10 ...
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