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Last Updated: Saturday, 5 June, 2004, 09:08 GMT 10:08 UK
French Open women's final photos
Elena Dementieva stretches to play a backhand
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The two Grand Slam final novices show nerves early on and Elena Dementieva breaks serve in the first game
Anastasia Myskina prepares to serve in her first Grand Slam final
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Anastasia Myskina breaks back instantly and then holds her serve as she frustrates her opponent from the baseline
Dementieva struggles in the first set
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A combination of double faults, wasted break points and unforced errors leaves Dementieva with an uphill task
Myskina is at full stretch to deny Dementieva
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Despite Dementieva's best efforts, Myskina takes total control of the first set and wins it 6-1
Dementieva gets broken again to lose her seventh consecutive game
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The younger Russian tries to rally after her first-set thrashing but is immediately broken again at the start of the second set
Despite her winning streak ending, Myskina remains largely untroubled
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Myskina's winning run increases to eight games before Dementieva holds her serve to make it 2-1
Dementieva takes a moment to reflect
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The match continues to go with serve but there is no sign of a breakthrough for Dementieva as her confidence wanes
Myskina breaks again to set up a chance to serve for the title
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Three consecutive double faults from Dementieva gives Myskina the opportunity to serve for the match
Myskina holds the trophy after completing a comprehensive win over her childhood friend from Moscow
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Myskina saves a breakpoint and completes a 6-1 6-2 win to become the first Russian woman to claim a Grand Slam title



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