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Kuznetsova, Petrova advance at Family Circle Cup

Updated: April 12, 2006, 10:24 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Nadia Petrova, ranked No. 7 in the world, was pushed to three sets by qualifier Alona Bondarenko before winning 6-1, 0-6, 6-2 to advance to the third round on the green clay at the Family Circle Cup.

Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Meghann Shaughnessy 6-0, 6-1 in her opening match, happy that her injured hip is better but now troubled by an aching elbow.

Petrova, the tournament's No. 2 seed, won the first set but then lost seven straight games to the Ukrainian. Petrova ...

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