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In her final match before the French Open, eighth-seeded Serena Williams lost to 14thseeded Patty Schnyder, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5), in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open at Rome.
In today’s semifinals, Schnyder will play third-seeded Jelena Jankovic, who beat 10th-seeded Elena Dementieva, 6-2, 6-1.
UCLA defeated fifth-seeded Northwestern, 4-0, to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA women’s championship at Athens, Ga.
Freshman Yasmin Schnack clinched the victory by beating Alexis Prousis, 6-4, 6-2. The 12th-seeded Bruins (19-7) will play fourth-seeded Florida, which defeated 13th-seeded Baylor, 4-2.
Ninth-seeded Miami rallied from a 3-1 deficit against eighthseeded USC to beat the Trojans, 4-3. Audra Cohen, the nation’s top-ranked singles player, clinched the victory by beating fifth-ranked Lindsey Nelson, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.