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Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova was defeated by Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in three
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova was defeated by Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in three sets on Tuesday, in the singles group stage of the WTA Tour Championships in Madrid.

The $3 million season-ending tournament, now in its second day in the Spanish capital, brings together the eight top-ranked women.

Fourth-seeded Ivanovic, playing on her 20th birthday, beat second-seeded Kuznetsova 6-1, 4-6, 7-5.

Also on Tuesday, Russia's Maria Sharapova (seeded 6) defeated Daniela Hantuchova (8) of Slovakia in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5.

The latest young Russian tennis star to enter top 10 this year, Anna Chakvetadze (7), lost to World No. 1 Justine Henin of Belgium, 1-6, 6-7.

On Wednesday's matches Ivanovic will face Hantuchova, Henin will play world No. 2 Jelena Jankovic (3) of Serbia and Chakvetadze will take on Serena Williams (5) of the United States.


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