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Women's Tennis: Davenport, Schnyder Advances to Zurich Open Finals

It will be top-seed Lindsay Davenport of the United States vs. sixth-seed Patty Schnyder of Switzerland in Sunday's championship match of the Zurich Open tennis tournament.

Davenport won Saturday's second semfinal defeating Russia's seventh-seeded Anastasia Myskina in less than an hour, 6-0, 6-4. Earlier, Schnyder eliminated unseeded 17-year-old Ana Ivanovic of Serbia-Montenegro, 6-2, 6-1.

Davenport is a three-time Zurich champion and, win or lose, will be ranked as the number one women's tennis player in the world on Monday when the new WTA rankings are announced. However, Schnyder defeated Davenport in the 2002 Zurich championship match in three sets. On Saturday, Davenport said Schnyder presents difficulties because she is one of the few lefthanders on the women's tour and also Schnyder will be playing in front of a home crowd.

In the semifinal match against Myskina, Davenport breezed through the first set, but then Myskina fought back. She broke Davenport's serve to make it 4-4 in the second set. However, Davenport immediately broke back and served out the match with two straight aces. Davenport said it was the first time all week she felt she was in control of the points.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.