[Yahoo] Top seed Pierce falls at Bell Challenge (AP)

Rusty Backhand
11-06-2004, 04:16 PM
Top-seeded Mary Pierce was knocked out of the Bell Challenge in the quarterfinal round Friday, losing 6-4, 7-6 to Russia's Alina Jidkova. Jidkova, who beat eighth-seeded Samantha Stosur in the opening round, reached the semifinals for the third time in her career. She will face American qualifier Abigail Spears on Saturday.