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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 June, 2004, 13:39 GMT 14:39 UK
Gamewatch: Dementieva v Suarez
All the action as ninth seed Elena Dementieva beats 14th seed Paola Suarez to reach the French Open final.

Latest: Suarez 5-7 0-6 Dementieva


Second set:

Suarez 5-7 0-6 Dementieva
Dementieva wraps up a less than convincing victory to reach her first Grand Slam final, after Suarez serves a double fault at match point down.

Suarez 5-6 0-6 Dementieva
Dementieva inches closer to victory after winning another scrappy game which sees her clinch victory on a neat drop shot after earlier serving another double fault.

Suarez 5-5 0-6 Dementieva
The wind proves to be a problem for Suarez and she soon finds herself 0-40 down but she manages to save all three, working her opponent hard. But she undoes all the hard work with a double fault, followed by a wild forehand, allowing Dementieva break back.

Suarez 5-4 0-6 Dementieva
Suarez uses her skill to earn a couple of break points and she benefits from a lucky netcord to give her a chance of serving for the second set.

Suarez 4-4 0-6 Dementieva
Suarez is much more purposeful and manages to hold her serve for the first time in the match to put pressure on the Dementieva serve.

Suarez 3-4 0-6 Dementieva
Dementieva does well to save two break points as the wind picks up around the court and then exterts her authority to hold for the first time in the set.

Suarez 3-3 0-6 Dementieva
Although Suarez is going for her shots, she still finds herself a break point down and then sends another shot long with yet another unforced error for the sixth break in a row in the set.

Suarez 3-2 0-6 Dementieva
Dementieva's serve again deserts her and although she comes out on the wrong side of a close line call, she is still failing to put her mark on the set and Suarez is staying in the match.

Suarez 2-2 0-6 Dementieva
Dementieva gets three break points and is quickly back level in the set after Suarez goes wide and the Argentine is still waiting to hold her serve for the first time in the match.

Suarez 2-1 0-6 Dementieva
Dementieva again struggles with her serve, sending down two double-faults in a row and then a poor backhand gives Suarez three break points and she gives herself a boost by converting the first, thanks to another Dementieva backhand error.

Suarez 1-1 0-6 Dementieva
After losing her serve, Dementieva quickly gets two points to break back and is back level with a vicious cross-court forehand which gives Suarez no chance.

Suarez 1-0 0-6 Dementieva
Suarez starts the second set more positively and gets three break points as Dementieva struggles with her serve, finally converting one when Dementieva nets a relatively easy-looking shot.

First set:

Suarez 0-6 Dementieva
A double fault by Suarez brings to an end a set she will want to quickly forget. Dementieva is well in control of the game and Suarez will need to up her game to challenge her in the second set.

Suarez 0-5 Dementieva
The misery continues for Suarez as Dementieva inches closer to the first set.

Suarez 0-4 Dementieva
The total of unforced errors for Suarez mounts and Dementieva gets another break point which she converts, thanks to a double fault from the Argentine.

Suarez 0-3 Dementieva
Dementieva is made to work hard but eventually clinches the game with a crosscourt forehand which gets the better of Suarez.

Suarez 0-2 Dementieva
A couple of mistakes by Suarez put her in trouble at 30-40 and she is then forced to save a further break point. But another opportunity quickly arises for Dementieva and this time she manages to break thanks to another Suarez error.

Suarez 0-1 Dementieva
Dementieva serves first and makes a relatively confident start, holding her serve comfortably.




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