Youngsters step up with breakthrough performances

Seven of the top eight seeds advanced to the French Open quarterfinals. However, a closer look at those who reached the final eight shows a changing of the guard in the women's game.

Updated: June 5, 2007, 1:55 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- With all eyes on the grand dames of this French Open -- at 25, Serena Williams and Justine Henin were the oldest women left in the draw -- a quiet revolution continued on Tuesday.

While Henin advanced to the semifinals, she is joined there by three young and charismatic stars. Ana Ivanovic, 19, defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 to advance to a match with 20-year-old Maria Sharapova, a 6-3, 6-4 winner over Anna Chakvetadze, another 20-year-old Russian.

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