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Williams falls to Kuznetsova in quarters

Updated: June 3, 2009, 4:47 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PARIS -- One shot by Serena Williams sent Svetlana Kuznetsova to the court in a messy spill that left her covered with clay.

The Russian was down but not out. Showing newfound resilience, she squandered a big lead in the second set Wednesday but ended Williams' 18-match Grand Slam winning streak in the French Open quarterfinals, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5.

Williams, seeded second, was seeking her third successive major title and the 11th of her career.

Williams was on the verge of reaching ...

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