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Venus eases into fourth round

Venus Williams has advanced to the fourth round of the French Open for the first time since 2006.

sports Updated: May 29, 2010 00:23 IST

Venus Williams has advanced to the fourth round of the French Open for the first time since 2006.

The second-seeded American had little trouble Friday in a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 26 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia, who was a semifinalist at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament last year. Wearing the same lacy black dress that generated so much buzz after her earlier wins this week, Williams hit six aces, and her 20 winners were twice as many as Cibulkova’s total.

Williams lost in the third round at the French Open in 2007-09.

The player who is currently making heads turn with her on-cort dresses hasn’t reached the semifinals since 2002, when she was beaten in the final by her younger sister Serena.