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Today at the French Open

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Text by Emmanuel VERSACE , , special correspondent at the French Open

Latest update : 2009-06-03

Today’s French Open programme.

The first quarter-finals of the French Open will begin at 2 p.m. (GMT+2) on the Philippe Chatrier court with a clash between two women from Eastern Europe.

World number one Russian Dinara Safina, who’s played an almost perfect tournament so far and conceded only five games in four matches, will play against the rising Belarussian star Victoria Arazenka, the vanquisher of Ana Ivanovic.

Later on the same court, the Scot Andy Murray will face Chilean Fernando Gonzalez. Will he find fatal flaws in new world number three’s game?

On the Suzanne Lenglen court, the Swede giant-killer who eliminated Nadal, Robin Soderling, faces Nikolay Davydenko. Soderling will have to give his best against the Russian, who is back in force after recovering from a tendon injury.

Another Russian, Maria Sharapova, will then play the Czech Dominika Cibulkova, ranked 20th in the world.

Date created : 2009-06-02

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