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Dementieva lifts Russia 2-0 up against China

sports Updated: Feb 07, 2009 20:00 IST

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This year's Australian Open semi-finalist Elena Dementieva beat Zhang Shuai of China 6-3, 6-0 in the Fed Cup opening-round World Group One showdown on Saturday to make it 2-0 for reigning champions Russia.

Earlier on Saturday, world's number seven Svetlana Kuznetsova put the Russians into the lead, beating Yan Zi in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.

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