[Yahoo] Mauresmo falls to Petrova at German Open (AP)

Rusty Backhand
05-06-2005, 03:16 PM
Defending champion Amelie Mauresmo lost at the German Open on a rain-soaked clay court Friday, beaten by Russia's Nadia Petrova 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Petrova, yet to win a singles title, eliminated the third-ranked Frenchwoman in a match delayed 20 minutes at the start because of rain. The $1.3 million tournament is a key tuneup for the French Open, which starts May 23.