[Yahoo] Mauresmo beats Benesova at Diamond Games (AP)

Rusty Backhand
02-16-2006, 08:16 PM
Defending champion Amelie Mauresmo beat Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals at the Diamond Games on Thursday. The second-seeded Frenchwoman used her strong backhand to win after a slow start. She will face Switzerland's Patty Schnyder on Friday. In other matches, qualifier Olga Savchuk of Ukraine upset ninth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-3 to...