Dementieva victorious

OLYMPIC champion Elena Dementieva became the first player to book a place in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon yesterday when she cruised past fellow Russian Elena Vesnina 6-1 6-3.

OLYMPIC champion Elena Dementieva became the first player to book a place in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon yesterday when she cruised past fellow Russian Elena Vesnina 6-1 6-3.

The fourth seed reached the last eight for the second year in a row at the All England Club after displaying a superior shot range and court coverage to world number 37 Vesnina. She will play French 26th seed Virginie Razzano or Italy's Francesca Schiavone for a place in the semifinals. - Reuters

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