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Top-seeded Doubles Teams Knocked Out

June 7, 1996

PARIS (AP) _ The top-seeded teams in women’s and mixed doubles were eliminated in the French Open semifinals Friday.

Lindsay Davenport and Mary Joe Fernandez earned a berth in the women’s doubles final by defeating top-seeded Jana Novotna and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 6-2, 6-2.

The American duo will meet Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva, who beat Meridith McGrath and Neiland 7-5, 6-3 in the other semifinal. Fernandez and Zvereva are seeking their fifth straight French Open doubles title.

In mixed doubles, Nicole Arendt and Luke Jensen teamed to beat top-seeded Larisa Neiland and Mark Woodforde 6-3, 6-3. Arendt and Jensen will play Patricia Tarabini and Javier Frana for the mixed doubles title.

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