Venus Williams was upset by unseeded Elena Bovina, 6-3, 6-2, in a Kremlin Cup quarterfinal match that lasted a little more than an hour.
Williams, playing her first tournament since losing to Lindsay Davenport in the third round of the U.S. Open, had 10 double faults and committed 29 unforced errors in Moscow.
"No loss is a lot of fun," Williams said. "My serve wasn't there the way I wanted it to be today."
Bovina won four consecutive games to end the match in 61 minutes.
"I wouldn't say it was easy," Bovina said. "I opened well and my task was not to allow her to get into her game. I did it."
* COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Georgetown University has completed its men's basketball schedule, filling its last open date with a game against San Jose State.
The Hoyas will host the Spartans, who finished last in the Western Athletic Conference last season, on Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. at McDonough Arena. The schools agreed to a home-and-home series, according to the Spartans' athletic Web site, though the date for the return game in San Jose has yet to be determined.
The Hoyas have not played at McDonough, their 2,400-seat on-campus facility, since the 2001-02 season, opting to play all of their home games at MCI Center (20,600). The Hoyas hope that an on-campus game might reenergize student support.
* PRO BASKETBALL: Authorities again searched the home of Portland Trail Blazers forward Qyntel Woods, seeking additional evidence of dog fighting.
Officials from the Oregon Humane Society, with assistance from the Clackamas County sheriff's office, carried out the search.
Woods's home was first searched on Monday, following allegations that Woods abandoned his pit bull -- reportedly because it would not fight for him.
No criminal charges have been filed. Woods was suspended without pay by the Trail Blazers on Tuesday, pending a team investigation into the matter.
* SOCCER: Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer increased his stake in Manchester United by an additional 15.8 million shares, sources told the Associated Press, increasing speculation he will try to take control of the world's richest soccer club.
* GYMNASTICS: Abercrombie & Fitch is no longer selling a T-shirt that angered gymnasts, who claimed it was mocking the sport.
The clothing retailer recalled the shirt, which had the slogan "L is for Loser" next to a picture of a gymnast on the still rings, on Thursday.
It's no longer available in stores or on the company's Web site.
* OBITUARY: Johnny Sturm, the starting first baseman on the New York Yankees' 1941 world championship team and the man credited by many with alerting the Yankees to a young prospect named Mickey Mantle, has died. He was 88.
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