Number one seed Michaella Krajicek was defeated in straight sets today by Eva Birnerova at the Internazionali Femminili di Tennis di Palermo in Italy. Some of her fans say that Krajicek, a grass expert, should avoid clay courts. However, Krajicek was the virtual star of the Family Circle Cup in April; that is, she was until she went to pieces during her quarterfinal match. Granted, the green clay of Charleston, where Krajicek took out top seed Nicole Vaidisova, is not as slow as Italian red clay, but it is clay, nevertheless. Krajicek's problem is not the court surface--it is her head.