Former finalist David Nalbandian pulled out of Wimbledon yesterday with a torn abdominal muscle.

The Argentine, who was seeded fourth at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, was hurt during an exhibition match in Buckinghamshire.

Nalbandian was the runner-up to Lleyton Hewitt at Wimbledon in 2002.

Luis Horna of Peru now will be seeded 33rd and move into Nalbandian's spot in the draw, where he will face Mario Ancic of Croatia in the first round.

Nalbandian's place in the field was filled by Stefano Pescosolido, an Italian ranked 143rd who lost in qualifying. Pescosolido will play Horna's original first-round opponent, Dennis Van Scheppingen.

* ORDINA OPEN: Mary Pierce won her first grass-court tournament, defeating Klara Koukalova, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, in Den Bosch, Netherlands.

It was Pierce's first championship of the year and her 16th career title.

On a weekend of rain delays, Pierce played the final less than three hours after winning her semifinal match against Lina Krasnoroutskaya.

Resuming at 2-2, Pierce made quick work of the Russian, taking the first seven games to win, 6-2, 6-2.

Pierce raced to a 5-0 lead against Koukalova with a mixture of volleys and deft drop shots. But Koukalova, from the Czech Republic, rallied to force a tiebreak and led 5-1 before Pierce recovered and won the set.

In the second set, Koukalova double faulted to give Pierce a break at 2-1, and slammed a series of unforced errors into the net in the seventh game to go down a second break.

On the men's side, top-seeded Guillermo Coria of Argentina beat Mario Ancic, 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 6-3.

* NOTTINGHAM OPEN: Top-seeded Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand rallied to beat Sweden's Thomas Johansson, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, to claim his first title of the year in Nottingham, England.

Srichaphan took 1 hour 53 minutes to overcome the 2002 Australian Open champion and capture his fifth career title. He lost the opening set in just 20 minutes and trailed 4-1 in the second before recovering.

* EASTBOURNE: Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia beat Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, 2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, in the final of this Wimbledon grass-court tuneup.

The second-seeded Kuznetsova, a Wimbledon quarterfinalist last year, won in 2:08. It was her fourth appearance in a final this year.

Kuznetsova's win was the third by a Russian woman in as many weeks. Anastasia Myskina won the French Open and Maria Sharapova won last week's grass-court event in Birmingham, England.

"I think it's great for Russians," Kuznetsova said. "But I just [couldn't] get into the match at the start, and Daniela was playing so well in the first set."

Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan gives thanks after winning first title of year, beating Sweden's Thomas Johansson in 3 sets to win the Nottingham Open.