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PARIS - Venus Williams was beaten in the fourth round of the French Open by Russia's Nadia Petrova 6-4 6-3 yesterday.
Williams came into the tournament seeded No 2, behind her sister Serena, but Petrova spoilt the possibility of a sibling showdown in the final.
Petrova has been a nemesis for the Williams family lately - she beat Serena in the third round at Madrid less than three weeks ago.
Justine Henin rallied in a winner-take-all set that seemed like a final, outslugging Maria Sharapova 6-2 3-6 6-3. The two former No 1s returned to centre court following an overnight suspension after two sets.
Then came Williams-Petrova, with both players bundled up on a damp, windy day.
Williams' celebrated (transparent) corset was under wraps with a long-sleeve top over her black lace outfit, while Petrova wore long sleeves and tights under a frilly skirt.
Serena wore her playing outfit while watching her sister's defeat from the stands. They were to team up in a doubles match later yesterday.
Petrova, seeded 19th, is a two-time semifinalist, but she's into the quarters for the first time since 2005. The victory was her first against Williams in five meetings.
Joining Petrova in the quarterfinals were No3 Caroline Wozniacki, No5 Elena Dementieva and No17 Francesca Schiavone.
Dementieva beat unseeded South African Chanelle Scheepers 6-1 6-3.
Henin and Sharapova played the seesaw final set after the match was suspended on Saturday because of darkness.
"I kept my chances to win this match," said the four-time champion, playing at Roland Garros for the first time since 2007.
"I will give my best and enjoy it. It was a really good test,"Henin said. - Sapa-AP