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Iva Majoli Ousted in First Round

October 20, 1998

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) _ Nadezhda Petrova rallied from one-set down to upset Iva Majoli 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 Tuesday in the first round of the Ladies Kremlin Cup.

Petrova, ranked 175th in the world, trailed the 20th-ranked Majoli 5-2 in the second set before rallying to win 11 of the last 12 games. Petrova, a 16-year-old Russian playing just her second professional event, qualified as a wild-card for the tournament on Monday.

In other results Tuesday, Barbara Schett of Austria beat German Anke Huber 6-2, 6-3. Spain’s Magui Serni beat American Lisa Raymond 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. Natasha Zvereva of Belarus beat Russian Tatiana Panova and Russian Elena Likhovtseva knocked out Ruxandra Dragomir of Romania.

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