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Venus rising to occasion at French Open

...the second-seeded Williams was downright dominant again Friday, moving into the fourth round by beating No. 31 Rita Grande of Italy 6-1, 6-4, and clinching a return to the top of the rankings. Williams will become No. 1 for the third...

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Top-seeded Bartoli ousted in Vancouver

...Castellvi of Puerto Rico. In Friday's other quarterfinals, third-seeded Alina Jidkova of Russia will meet No. 6 Rita Grande of Italy, and No. 4 Laura Granville plays No. 8 Lindsay Lee-Waters in an all-American match.

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Clijsters not overly upset by upset

...success at the French Open than the other majors, but that could change soon. Her 6-1, 6-4 victory over No. 31 Rita Grande ensured she'll supplant Jennifer Capriati at No. 1 in the rankings and put her into the fourth round against resurgent...

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Overtime: Tertyshny, 22, of Flyers killed in boat mishap

...tied with Italy going into today's reverse singles and doubles play. Williams pounded out a 6-2, 6-3 victory Rita Grande in a little more than an hour. But Seles fell to Silvia Farina, Italy's top player, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Blisters...

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Halard-Decugis stumbles in comeback at Paris

...Habsudova now meets France's Mary Pierce, seeded ninth, in the second round. In other first round action Wednesday, Rita Grande of Italy defeated Miriam Oremans of the Netherlands 7-6 (7-2), 6-1; Argentina's Florencia Labat eased past...

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U.S., without Williams sisters, faces Italy in Fed Cup

...Schiavone will play Shaughnessy in the opening match at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, followed by Rita Grande against Rubin. On Sunday, Schiavone will play Rubin, followed by Grande versus Shaughnessy. In the doubles match...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/19/oth_381635.shtml
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Overtime

...Williams in the quarterfinals. In Casablanca, Morocco, top-seeded Emilie Loit of France beat defending champion Rita Grande of Italy 7-6 (1), 6-3 in the semifinals of the Grand Prix SAR. Loit will face fourth-seeded Ludmila Cervanova...

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Overtime

...in 2001, won the last three games of the first set against Strycova. l In Casablanca, Morocco, Defending champion Rita Grande beat local wild-card entry Bahia Mouhtassine 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/09/oth_411631.shtml
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Overtime

...another quarterfinal, Alicia Molik beat Clarisa Fernandez, who retired because of tendinitis in her left shoulder. Rita Grande and Antonella Serra Zanetti won and will meet in the final of the Grand Prix de Sar tennis tournament in Casablanca...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/05/oth_475185.shtml
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Agassi ousted at French Open

...Rittner 6-1, 6-1; No. 7 Nathalie Tauziat beat Florencia Labat 6-1, 6-3; No. 10 Sandrine Testud eliminated Rita Grande 6-1, 6-1; No. 13 Amelie Mauresmo swept Angeles Montolio 6-3, 6-4; and No. 14 Anna Kournikova was ousted...

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