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Last Updated: Monday, 1 September, 2003, 17:53 GMT 18:53 UK
Capriati moves into quarters
Game-by-game analysis as Jennifer Capriati defeats Elena Dementieva in the fourth round at the US Open.

Final score: Capriati 6-2 7-5


Capriati 6-2 7-5 Dementieva
A forehand error from the Russian hands Capriati her first glimmer of a vital break.

The American then produces a backhand lob to move within two points of the match but some powerful forehands from Dementieva get her back to 30-30.

The Russian delivers another forehand crosscourt getting Capriati out of position but she follows that up with a double fault for deuce.

Capriati finally wraps up the match as Dementieva struggles to contain her powerful shots.

Capriati 6-2 6-5 Dementieva
Capriati moves to the net with a fine low volley to go to 30-0 and again goes on the attack, smashing from the net for 40-15.

The American pushes the ball into the net to hand the Russian a point but a rasping forehand sees her hold to 30.

Capriati 6-2 5-5 Dementieva
Capriati is clearly agitated as more drizzle falls over the court but she is able to channel her aggression and surge to 0-40 with some powerful groundstrokes.

Despite the damp conditions, the American takes the break to level the set.

Capriati 6-2 4-5 Dementieva
The American is out of sorts and sprays the ball around the court with no accuracy.

Dementieva is far more focused and fires a powerful shot up the line for 0-40 before Capriati shoots long to hand her opponent the break.

Capriati 6-2 4-4 Dementieva
Dementieva seems to be in a better frame of mind after the rain delay and looks in confident mood as she holds to 30.

Capriati 6-2 4-3 Dementieva
The Russian breaks back immediately after delivering some rasping ground strokes.

Second set
Capriati 6-2 4-2 Dementieva
The players return after nearly an hour's break for rain and Capriati picks up where she left off to break the Russian.

With Dementieva 30-0 down after a dreadful double fault, the players are taken off yet again as the rain falls.

Capriati 6-2 3-2 Dementieva
Capriati continues to hold serve without difficulty.

Dementieva is struggling to cope with the American's power.

Capriati 6-2 2-2 Dementieva
Dementieva proves she is not going to let the match go without a fight as she holds serve to love with a much-improved display.

Capriati 6-2 2-1 Dementieva
The Russian's reluctance to get to the net is exploited by Capriati who opens with a sweet drop-shot.

Two exquisite shots that fall just inside the tramlines and a forehand that beats Dementieva for pace complete a comfortable service game.

Capriati 6-2 1-1 Dementieva
Dementieva's familiar failing on the serve returns with a vengence as Capriati picks off the loose shots.

But a string of mishit shots from Capriati allow Dementieva back to deuce and she manages to hold on.

Capriati 6-2 1-0 Dementieva
Capriati''s serve is not at its best either, and the sixth seed is made to work hard for her first service game of the second set.


First set
Capriati 6-2 Dementieva
Dementieva is starting to show what she is capable of with some delightful points at the net, but she is being constantly undermined by a shocking second serve.

Capriati finally converts a set point to go a set up.

Capriati 5-2 Dementieva
With the pressure off, Dementieva produces her best tennis of the match and saves four set points before sending some quality backhands up the line to break Capriati for the first time.

Capriati 5-1 Dementieva
Dementieva starts with an ace out wide but follows it up with some insipid serves that give Capriati all the opportunity she needs to put her opponent under pressure.

But the Russian shows some resilience to save one set point and then recover to win her first game of the match.

Capriati 5-0 Dementieva
After the second rain delay of the day, the players return and Capriati quickly secures the one point she needs for a 5-0 lead as Dementieva goes long.

Capriati 4-0 Dementieva
Capriati again breaks Dementieva's serve with the Russian giving her opponent a succession of easy chances to hit the passing shot.

But after only 13 minutes of play the rain returns to force the players off court.

Capriati 3-0 Dementieva
Capriati takes a stranglehold on the first set as she again holds serve with few problems. Dementieva has yet to find her rhythm in the match.


Capriati 2-0 Dementieva
The sixth seed makes the ideal start as she breaks Dementieva's serve at the first opportunity with some powerful backhands from the baseline.

Capriati 1-0 Dementieva
Capriati gets off to a sound start, holding serve without trouble after a lengthy rain delay held up the start of play.





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