No repeat chance for Kuznetsova at US Open

Not only has Svetlana Kuznetsova lost her chance to salvage a somewhat tough year for her, she is also out of the running to be #1 in the world in the near future.

Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova became the latest upset victim at the U.S. Open, beaten by 28th-seeded Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia 6-3, 6-7 (1-7), 6-3 in the third round Friday.

A day after No. 1 Ana Ivanovic of Serbia lost to 188th-ranked Julie Coin of France, the third-seeded Kuznetsova was eliminated. The Russian won the tournament in 2004 and finished second last year. Seattle Times

Now it is being reported that Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Serena Williams, Dinara Safina and Elena Dementieva are the only women who still currently have a shot at the top spot.


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