A few days ago, I asked whether Agnes Szavay would be able to take advantage of a possibly-tired Flavia Pennetta in their first round match at the General Ladies Linz? I don't know whether Pennetta was tired, but--one way or the other--she won the match, 6-1, 6-2. Szavay is in one of the biggest slumps on the tour, repeatedly going out in the first round of tournaments.
In other first round matches, Sybille Bammer defeated Francesca Schiavone in straight sets, and qualifier Petra Kvitova defeated wild card Tamira Paszek, also in straight sets.
In second round play, Alize Cornet defeated Maria Kirilenko 1-6, 6-2, 6-1.