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Serena knocked out of Madrid Masters

Top-ranked Serena Williams was knocked out of the Madrid Masters on Wednesday, falling 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to Nadia Petrova of Russia in the third round.

sports Updated: May 13, 2010 23:47 IST

Top-ranked Serena Williams was knocked out of the Madrid Masters, falling 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to Nadia Petrova of Russia in the third round.

Petrova, who has won 19 doubles titles, on Wednesday frustrated Williams into making 41 errors by hitting accurately from the baseline. The 16th-seeded Petrova served 10 aces to advance to the quarterfinals.

Second-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Ukrainian qualifier Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr.