Daniela Hantuchova, last year's General Ladies Linz champion, is not playing in Linz this year. Rather, she is playing in Luxembourg, where she is the third seed. Hantuchova has had a hard time of it since she returned from a long injury layoff. Today, however, the 3rd seed made short work of her second-round opponent, Sabine Lisicki, by defeating her 6-0, 6-2, in under 59 minutes.
Not so lucky was the 2nd seed, Anna Chakvetadze, who has also struggled this year. Chakvetadze was defeated 6-2, 6-4, by Iveta Benesova.