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Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 June, 2005, 13:42 GMT 14:42 UK
Gamewatch: Davenport v Kuznetsova
Wimbledon quarter-final result:

L DAVENPORT (US) v S KUZNETSOVA (Rus)

7-6 (7-1) 6-3


Game-by-game updates:

Second set:

Davenport 7-6 6-3 Kuznetsova
Davenport secures a semi-final against Amelie Mauresmo with a thumping ace on her second match point to hold to 30.

Davenport 7-6 5-3 Kuznetsova
Kuznetsova goes 30-0 up but is forced into mistakes by the pace and return of Davenport's returns. Three winners produce the number one seed's first match point but she is unable to convert it and Kuznetsova wins from deuce to force another game.

Davenport 7-6 5-2 Kuznetsova
Time is running out for Kuznetsova to get that all-important break and she is showing her frustration. Davenport has no answer to another drop shot but that is the only point she loses in holding to 15.

Davenport 7-6 4-2 Kuznetsova
Kuznetsova opens with a double fault and is again on the back foot straight away. But again she digs deep, pulls out another delightful angled drop shot from deep and holds to 30 with a drilled backhand.

Davenport 7-6 4-1 Kuznetsova
The Californian puts the disappointment of letting slip a dominant position in the previous game with another imperious service game, although she is helped by Kuznetsova's rising tally of unforced errors.

Davenport 7-6 3-1 Kuznetsova
Davenport pulls out the shot of the match with a wristy cross-court pass to bring up three break points. It sparks some life into Kuznetsova who turns the game around by winning the next five points.

Davenport 7-6 3-0 Kuznetsova
The American consolidates her break by holding to 15 with a hard-hitting service game that includes her fastest serve of the match at 109 mph - an ace.

Davenport 7-6 2-0 Kuznetsova
Kuznetsova's struggling and it may be that the set point she had at 6-5 is playing on her mind. She saves a first break point but two wild serves gift her opponent the game on a double fault.

Davenport 7-6 1-0 Kuznetsova
Davenport opens up the second set with a solid service game and seems to be playing some of her more fluent tennis of the afternoon after her dominant tie-break success.


First set:

Davenport 7-6 Kuznetsova
The American saves her best tennis for the tie-break. Kuznetsova has no answer to some punishing groundstrokes and fails to hold a single service point as Davenport races to an impressive 7-1 win.

Davenport 6-6 Kuznetsova
For the third successive game the receiver races into a 30-0 lead. Kuznetsova breaks back immedaitely to hold to 30 when Davenport nets a tame forehand. In her annoyance she breaks a racket as she bounces it off the turf.

Davenport 6-5 Kuznetsova
After a far from promising start the match is intriguing come the business end of the set - unforced errors and all. This time Kuznetsova lets slip a 30-0 lead and Davenport breaks from deuce with a forehand passing shot followed by a fizzing backhand which the Russian nets.

Davenport 5-5 Kuznetsova
Davenport relinquishes a 30-0 lead and Kuznetsova racks up another break point - this time it is a set point - after a rifling backhand down the line. She cannot repeat the trick and loses from deuce.

Davenport 4-5 Kuznetsova
Davenport pounces on the Kuznetsova second serve but has little answer when her first serve is in and is followed up by a powerful array of flat and fast forehands.

Davenport 4-4 Kuznetsova
After an anxious spell Davenport is back in the groove, racking up a love service game with the help of her first two aces.

Davenport 3-4 Kuznetsova
A sublime Kuznetsova cross-court drop shot is met by a crunching Davenport forehand winner on the next point. The match shows signs of improving and Kuznetsova holds from deuce.

Davenport 3-3 Kuznetsova
Davenport holds but the match is plumbing the depths to the extent that the American flashes a wry smile at some of the shots she is playing.

Davenport 2-3 Kuznetsova
After a didgy start Kuznetsova is in her stride, a fourth ace helping secure her the lead for the first time on Court One.

Davenport 2-2 Kuznetsova
It is all square again. Davenport battles back from 0-30, but a double fault gifts the number eight seed a break point which she duly converts.

Davenport 2-1 Kuznetsova
The Russian is showing ambition to go into the net but some wayward returns from Davenport, the number one seed, mean the tactic is not tested to the full.

Davenport 2-0 Kuznetsova
After a tense first game it is one-way traffic in the second as Davenport consolidates her break by holding to love.

Davenport 1-0 Kuznetsova
Kuznetsova serves first and it is a mixed bag with two aces sandwiching a double fault. The Russian is taken to deuce and gifts Davenport the perfect start when she slaps a backhand low into the net.



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