US Open champion Samantha Stosur got upset by Maria Kirilenko in the first round of the China Open as she lost 5-7, 6-1, 5-7.
Third seed Vera Zvonareva of Russia overcame her first round hurdle when she defeated Klara Zakopalova of Czech Republic 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
Zvonareva will face former world no.1 Ana Ivanovic of Serbia next.
Other 1st round results:
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – Maria Jose Martinez (ESP) – 6-2, 6-3
Virginie Razzano (FRA) – Roberta Vinci (ITA) – 7-6 (7), 6-0
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) – Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) – 6-2, 6-1
Marion Bartoli (FRA) – Christina McHale (USA) – 6-2, 6-1
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