Maria Kirilenko of Russia advanced to round two at the Luxembourg Open after her opponent Carla Suarez Navarro retired due to an ankle injury at 7-6 (5), 3-6, 3-0.
In other first round matches, Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain overpowered Anne Kremer of Luxembourg, not allowing her a single game as she won 6-0, 6-0. Austrian Tamira Paszek ousted Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-2, 6-2 and Czech’s Iveta Benesova eliminated Pauline Parmentier of France 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Top seed at the Luxembourg Open is Victoria Azarenka of Belarusia and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is no.2.
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