[Yahoo] Ailing Kuznetsova loses at Rogers Cup (AP)

Rusty Backhand
08-18-2005, 11:16 PM
Svetlana Kuznetsova, who begins her U.S. Open title defense in 10 days, played despite lower back pain Thursday and lost to Argentina's Gisela Dulko 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8) at the Rogers Cup. The third-seeded Russian struggled throughout the match, and in the first set it appeared she would be unable to finish.