Sixth seeded Dane, Caroline Wozniacki, was far too strong and experienced for the young qualifier from Kazakhstan, Sesil Karatantcheva, sweeping her off court 6-1 6-0 in just seconds over an hour. Karatantcheva had taken out another qualifier, the Dutch hope Kiki Bertens 6-2 6-1, in the first round. Wozniacki will now meet a seemingly resurgent Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who easily took out rising German star Julia Goerges 6-3 6-0.
Sara Errani, the Italian who is having such a great year having reached the final of the French Open and made the WTA’s top 10, got past the unseeded Slovakian, Daniela Hantuchova, in straight sets 6-4 6-4. Errani will take on Venus Williams in the third round, which will be an uphill battle, as Williams leads their head to head stats 2-0, including an easy win earlier this month at Wimbledon in the Olympics. Venus played a very long yo-yo match with the South African, Chanelle Scheepers, losing the first set 2-6 before storming back to take the remaining two 6-3 6-2 in an hour and a quarter.