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  Sunday, 2 September, 2001, 21:09 GMT 22:09 UK
Seles stunned by Bedanova
Daja Bedanova
Bedanova will play Martina Hingis next
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Czech teenager Daja Bedanova shocked two-time former winner Monica Seles in the US Open fourth round.

The 18-year-old reached the quarter-finals with a 7-5 4-6 6-3 win in one hour and 50 minutes.

Bedanova, ranked 37th on the WTA Tour and with just one tournament victory, stunned Seles with her power game, slamming booming serves and hitting groundstroke winners into the corners.

The decisive moment came at the start of the final set when Bedanova broke Seles' serve and managed to confirm her break in the following game.

Seles, the number seven seed, was undone by 51 unforced errors. She saved one match point before ending a long rally by netting a return on the second.

Bedanova said: "I served really well today. My serve has helped me a lot, I've only been broken twice in the entire tournament."

Seles paid tribute to Bedanova.

"She was playing steady, she didn't give me any free points.

"I knew I could win if I managed to be aggressive and keep errors down, but today it was vice versa. It was her who was more aggressive."

Crumbled

Bedanova will meet world number one Martina Hingis in the quarter-finals, after the top seed beat Jelena Dokic of Yugoslavia 6-4 6-0.

World number one Martina Hingis
After a shaky start Hingis overwhelmed Dokic

Dokic raced to a 3-0 lead in the first set, but crumbled once the 20-year-old Swiss player found her rhythm.

Earlier, Lindsay Davenport came back from dropping one set to love to defeat Russia's Elena Likhovtseva and reach the quarter-finals.

The third seed was in erratic form in a 6-3 0-6 6-3 fourth-round victory.

The American looked to be on course for a straightforward victory after winning a scrappy first set before collapsing alarmingly in the second.

Davenport only managed to get 38% of her first serves in while she was badly exposed by Likhovtseva's greater mobility.

Lindsay Davenport
Davenport struggled with her serve throughout

But Davenport recovered in the deciding set with her serve functioning properly again.

Davenport will face Serena Williams in the last eight after the number 10 seed defeated the number six seed Justine Henin 7-5 6-0.


Fourth round:

Martina Hingis [1] (Swi) bt Jelena Dokic [14] (Yug) 6-4 -6-0
Serena Williams [10] (US) beat Justine Henin [6] (Bel) 7-5 6-0
Daja Bedanova (Cze) bt Monica Seles [7] (US) 7-5 4-6 6-3
Lindsay Davenport [3] (US) beat Elena Likhovtseva [21] (Rus) 6-3 0-6 6-3

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Czech teenager Daja Bedanova
"I played so well"
Fifth seed Monica Seles
"She was the one being aggressive"
Serena Williams
"Justin's a good player so I had to focus"
Martina Hingis
"Her game collapsed."
Jelena Dokic
"I lost concentration and things went downhill"
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