Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Hingis loses, Kuznetsova out at China Open
BEIJING -- Martina Hingis was upset by local favorite Peng
Shuai 7-5, 6-1 at the China Open on Wednesday, while defending
champion Svetlana Kuznetsova withdrew with a stomach injury.
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Kuznetsova dropped out before her second-round match against
American Abigail Spears.
"When I got up this morning, my abdomen was getting worse and
worse although I received treatment yesterday," said Kuznetsova,
the top seed who was given a first-round bye.
Kuznetsova, the top seed, arrived in Beijing fresh from helping
Russia clinch the Fed Cup title last weekend and had a first-round
bye. Before that, she was routed by Justine Henin in the final of the
Maria Emilia Salerni of Argentina, who replaced Kuznetsova, went
on to beat Spears 6-2, 7-5.
Also, third-seeded Amelie Mauresmo beat Ioana Raluca Olaru 6-2,
6-2 in a second-round match, and Lindsay Davenport topped fellow
American Julie Ditty 6-0, 6-2 in a first-rounder.