Seles withdraws from Classic

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Third-seeded Monica Seles dropped out of the Classic on Tuesday because of a left forearm strain.

Seles, 26, hurt her arm during practice for the Acura Classic last week at the La Costa Resort near San Diego. She reached the final on Sunday, where she pushed Venus Williams to three sets before losing.

Seles was scheduled to play Elena Dementieva of Russia in the second round of the Classic at the Manhattan Country Club. She will be replaced by lucky loser Kristina Brandi of Bradenton, Fla.