[Yahoo] German Open could make Sharapova No. 1 (AP)

Rusty Backhand
05-02-2005, 07:01 PM
Japan's Ai Sugiyama and Croatia's Karolina Sprem -- the only two seeded players competing Monday -- lost first-round matches at the German Open. Sugiyama, seeded 14th, was beaten by China's Peng Shuai 7-5, 6-4. Sprem, seeded 16th, fell to France's Virginie Razzano 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Maria Sharapova could overtake Lindsay Davenport for the No.