Top seed Petra Kvitova advanced at the Generali Ladies Linz in Austria, after beating the Canadian Rebecca Marino 6-2, 6-2. The 2011 Wimbledon Champion will play either Patricia Mayr-Achleitner or Stephanie Foretz Gacon in the second round.
In other matches, Julia Goerges of Germany beat Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in a very tight match 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6), Dominika Cibulkova got through to the next round after Elena Baltacha retired from the match at 4-6, 7-6 (3), 1-0 in the Slovakian’s favour adnd former world no.1 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia made her way into the second round as her opponent Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine retired at 4-1 to Jankovic.
Other 1st round results:
Ksenia Pervak (RUS) – Vitalia Diatchenko ((RUS) – 6-4, 6-1
Anne Keothavong (GBR) – Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) – 6-4, 6-1
Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) – Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) – 6-3, 2-1 ret.
Lucie Safarova (CZE) – Iveta Benesova (CZE) – 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) – Tamira Paszek (AUT) – 7-5, 6-3
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) – 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Sara Errani (ITA) – Polona Hercog (SLO) – 6-0, 6-3
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