Williams Sisters, Capriati in French Open Quarterfinals
Capriati required treatment for a strained right thigh against Schiavone but lost only 11 points -- three on double-faults -- in the final 10 games.
"I should always get injured like that," Capriati joked. "I don't think it's really severe. I think if it was really severe, I wouldn't have been able to keep moving like I did."
Unable to overcome an injury was Lindsay Davenport, who lost again in the only Grand Slam event she's never won. Erratic and hampered by a sore knee, the No. 5-seeded Davenport was beaten by Elena Dementieva 6-1, 6-3.
Davenport said she hurt her right knee in the second round Wednesday, then aggravated the injury in the second set against Dementieva.
"From then on it was really sore," Davenport said. "I was just trying to go for shots, kind of knowing that it was probably not going to happen."
Davenport missed three Grand Slam events after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on the knee in 2002. She plans to have the latest injury evaluated when she returns home to California.
"I'll be extremely bummed if it means more time away," she said.
Joining Myskina and Dementieva in the quarterfinals was a third Russian, Maria Sharapova, who beat Marlene Weingartner 6-3, 6-1 to reach the final eight at a Grand Slam event for the first time.
"It's an amazing accomplishment," said Sharapova, who is 17 years old and seeded 18th. "I'm really looking forward to playing some great tennis in the next round, just like I've been doing this whole week."
Sharapova hit 34 winners to nine for Weingartner.
No. 3 Amelie Mauresmo beat No. 21 Magdalena Maleeva 6-2, 6-1. Mauresmo will play Dementieva on Tuesday.
Zheng Jie became the first Chinese woman to play a fourth-round match at a Grand Slam event but lost to No. 14 Paola Suarez 6-4, 7-5.
On the men's side, No. 9 Tim Henman earned his first quarterfinal berth in a major event other than Wimbledon by rallying past French wild card Michael Llodra 6-7 (2), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 9-7.
Henman overcame a match point serving at 4-5 in the final set. His opponent Tuesday will be No. 22 Juan Ignacio Chela, who became a first-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist by beating Olivier Mutis 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Mutis upset Andy Roddick in the second round.
No. 3 Guillermo Coria advanced when Nicolas Escude retired with tendinitis in his right shoulder after losing the first set 6-0. Coria has dropped only 21 games in four rounds.
Coria's quarterfinal opponent will be No. 5 Carlos Moya, the 1998 champion, who beat fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo 7-6 (8), 6-4, 6-2.
Xavier Malisse won the last third-round match, beating 2002 champion Albert Costa 6-4, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 8-6. Malisse overcame two match points before play was suspended in the fourth set Saturday because of darkness.
Costa served for the match at 5-4 in the final set but lost the next two games, then busted his racket and flipped it over his shoulder as he walked to the changeover chair. The Spaniard was seeded 26th.
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