GAME, SET AND MATCH! - KUZNETSOVA 7-6(5) 5-7 6-3 DODIN. Kuznetsova survives a real battle and a bit of a scare against the French starlet to prevail on her second match point. It took two hours and 27 minutes but the No.8 seed eventually served it out to send the French home in subdued mood.
Océane Dodin - Svetlana Kuznetsova
French Open women - 31 May 2017
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BREAK! - KUZNETSOVA 7-6(5) 5-7 5-3 DODIN. The pendulum swings once more. Kuznetsova cranks up the heat at 15-40 but then drives long. Dodin has a glimmer of hope but crumbles when it matters most, firing down a double fault to gift the break to her opponent. The No.8 seed will now serve for the match.
BREAK! - KUZNETSOVA 7-6(5) 5-7 4-3 DODIN. Huge roars as the home crowd get what they wanted. Dodin is bold and hits feely, landing a sublime backhand winner to tee up the break back which she secures with more powerhouse groundstrokes.
KUZNETSOVA 7-6(5) 5-7 4-2 DODIN. Oceane stops the rot with a love hold after Kuznetsova had stunned the French hopeful with four games on the spin. The No.8 seed is still in a winning position as it stands.