Bittersweet victory for Kuznetsova
PARIS -- In the end, Svetlana Kuznetsova couldn't bring herself to celebrate this victory in the seconds after it was accomplished.
No falling to her knees, no tears of joy. Just vast empathy for Dinara Safina -- actually, make that sympathy.
When Safina's last, pathetic attempt at a serve clipped the net and bounced well wide, Kuznetsova didn't even smile. She walked slowly to the net, saw the tears in Safina's eyes and kissed her fellow Russian on both red cheeks.
2009 FRENCH OPEN
Women's singles: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
Roger Federer, Switzerland
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spain
Mixed doubles: Liezel Huber and Bob Bryan, United States
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