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Women's Tennis: Pierce Eliminated at SEAT Open

Former champion Mary Pierce of France has been eliminated from the SEAT Open women's tennis tournament in Luxembourg.

Pierce, the fifth-seed, lost to Madagascar's Dally Randriantefy 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Another seeded player, number-eight Shinobu Asagoe of Japan, fell to Serbia and Montenegro's Ana Ivanovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Third-seed Silvia Farina Elia of Italy advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Slovenia's Tina Pisnik 6-4, 6-0, while France's Tatiana Golovin upended Marlene Weingartner of Germany 6-3, 6-4.